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Early Years Educator apprenticeships (Skills for Life)

Spark children’s imaginations and make a difference to their development, while you earn as you learn. For further information, visit: Early Years Educator (apprenticeships.gov.uk). Or have a look at the following case studies.

Early Years Hub for practitioners

'Brilliant Beginnings for ALL Children' Welcome to the Bi-Borough Early Years Hub, a dedicated platform to support Early Years Practitioners and Childminders in Kensington and Chelsea. In this section, we aim to provide you with important updates, information and guidance, which hopefully you will find useful.…

Early Years in schools

Welcome to the Kensington and Chelsea Early Years Hub, a dedicated space for Early Years Professionals in schools in Kensington and Chelsea. In this section, we aim to provide you with important updates, information and guidance, which hopefully you will find useful. Please feel free…

Early Years Premium (EYPP) for practitioners

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) gives providers additional funding to support disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-old pupils who meet the eligibility criteria. Hourly rate The current rates can be accessed on the following page: Kensington and Chelsea EY funding rates.  Eligibility Three and four-year olds will…

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding given to early years providers to improve the education they provide to some 3 and 4-year-olds. Providers will use the money in ways that they think will support your child’s learning and development. This should be…

Educational Psychology Consultation Service training

Our SLA for Schools: The EPCS offers a large range of training to schools promoted through our Schools SLA and through our school link EPs. We encourage schools to think about additional services they would like that relate to child and educational psychology and to request…

Educational, training and employment opportunities for young people

You can leave school on the last Friday in June if you’ll be 16 by the end of the summer holidays. However, you must then do one of the following until you are 18: stay in full-time education, for example at a college start an…

EHC needs assessment (EHCNA)

What is an EHCNA? (Education, Health and Care needs assessment) This is the initial document submitted in the process which is then reviewed by the Early Years panel who look at the evidence to decide whether they agree to assess for the Education Health Care…

ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages) courses

In this section you can explore ESOL learning opportunities: NOVA New Opportunities Morley College The ClementJames Centre Response Community Projects

EYFS

Please find here relevant information and links regarding the EYFS: New EYFS framework (from Sep 2021) EYFS guidance on exemptions EYFSP handbook EY inspection handbook Development matters Progress check at age 2 Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Family Hubs

Family Hubs are a new way of bringing together all the support you may need as a family, from pregnancy through to young people turning 19 (or 25 if they have a disability). There is a children’s centre in each of the Family Hubs with activities…

Family Hubs locations and timetables

There are several locations where you can access services. Find out where is your nearest Family Hub and the current timetable: Family Hubs North Spring 2024 Family Hubs South Spring 2024

Family Information Service (FIS) Newsletters

Below you may access the current and also previous editions FIS newsletters (register to receive future editions here): 2023 Autumn edition Summer edition Spring edition 2022 Winter 2022 edition Autumn 2022 edition Summer 2022 edition Spring 2022 edition 2021 Winter 2021 edition Autumn 2021 edition…

Family Support

This section aims to provide guidance on how to help keep your family safe and well.  Early Help Safeguarding children Domestic violence and abuse Organisations and services providing family support

Financial support for young people

Please find below information about financial support available for young people: Youth Council's Cost of Living Grant Student finance University and college hardship funds Learner support: financial help for over 19s Dance and drama awards Bursaries, scholarships and awards Care leaving services The Princes' Trust…

Fire safety

Fire Safety The London Fire Brigade website provides information on common risks within the home and how to reduce them. The site provides information on how to conduct your own home fire safety check. Worried about a child or young person who has set fires?…

Fostering and Adoption

The Kensington and Chelsea Adoption Service is now run by Coram Ambitious for Adoption. If you are enquiring about Adopting a Child please contact [email protected]  If you are enquiring about Post Adoption Support please contact [email protected] If you are enquiring about your birth or adoption records prior to 1975 (National Children’s Adoption Association) please…

Free learning courses

Details of free learning courses to help you continue your learning, whatever your age or interests: Alison Setting up a free account gives access to over 1000 courses. Courses in the IT category help you learn everything from standard Microsoft packages through to coding and game…

Free school meals (FSM)

Free school meals is a government initiative which provides children with a nutritious meal during term time. You can apply for free school meals if your child is in full time education and you receive any of the following benefits: Universal Credit (provided you have an…

Funding in the EY

In the sections below, you will be able to find specific information about the different source of funding available in the Early Years and related data: Funding for children with SEND: Early years settings include nurseries, pre-schools and childminders providing early education for children up…

GDPR information

Below we have put together relevant information about the GDPR: PACEY: GDPR guide EY Alliance: preparing for GDPR NDNA: data protection FAQ's Data Protection fee Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Get Your Free Flu Vaccine

There are a rising number of flu cases in children, sometimes these cases can be very serious. The free flu vaccine is the best way to protect them and others from flu. Vaccinations can take up to two weeks to take effect so now is…

Going into and leaving care

A guide for childrencoming into care A guide to leaving care

Guidance for service providers

There are two sections of this website: Information for Families provides information to all parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-19 years, or 0-25 years if their child has a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND). The SEND Local Offer focuses on providing accessible…

Health

This section aims to provide advice and guidance about health services available to children, young people and families. Please feel free to explore the different sections below:     For the latest information about the coronavirus, visit nhs.uk/coronavirus Register with a GP
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