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Childcare choices information

Click to view 'Childcare Choices' information:   Childcare Choices information pack to support parents during COVID-19 Top things providers need to know about Tax-Free Childcare; Visual map of the customer journey through their childcare account; Parent tips for using the 30 hours provision Childcare Choices contact details:…

Childcare information and early years

This section provides information and guidance about early education and childcare in Westminster, including the different entitlements and funding options. For information on childcare providers in Westminster, visit: Westminster FIS. Tip: To find information about individual providers, use the categories section to the right if…

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA)

A Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) is an assessment of existing childcare provision in the borough, mapping supply of, demand for and gaps in the childcare market. The Childcare Act 2006 places a legal duty on local authorities to secure sufficient childcare (so far as is…

Childcare survey - your views matter

The council’s Early Education and Childcare Service wants to know your experience finding and using nursery places and childcare. Please take a few minutes to tell us what you think: surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ParentCarerEYChildcareSurvey

Childminders - safeguarding referrals

Safeguarding referrals pathway Please access here the childminders' safeguarding referral flowchart Useful contacts Please use the following contact details to seek advice or to refer your concern regarding a child in your care: For safeguarding advice or referrals please contact the Local Authority where the…

Childminders registering with Ofsted

Registering with Ofsted Providing childcare services in England Briefing for those wishing to become childminders Register with Ofsted Should you have any queries, please contact: Glynis MatesBi-borough Early Years and Inclusion Advisor (Childminders)Mob: 07971 626075Email: gmates@westminster.gov.uk 

Children and young people's health and wellbeing

This section aims to provide you with information and guidance to help support your child's health and wellbeing. Emotional wellbeing and mental health Children and young people with SEND Supporting children to communicate Dental and oral health Nutrition and healthy eating Immunisations Healthwatch central west…

Children and young people's mental health

During this time, it’s important that you take care of your family’s mental health – there are lots of things you can do, and support is available if you need it.  Please follow this link for a leaflet that sets out further available support for children…

Children in employment and entertainment

Some children work part-time or take part in entertainment productions or modelling. There are very strict guidelines and procedures in place to ensure all children are kept safe and not exploited. Also, a child under the age of 16 will need a performance licence from…

Children's and teen's mental health and wellbeing

Please find below information and guidance to support your child or young person's mental health and wellbeing: If you need urgent help Supporting emotional wellbeing during school closure Child and Adolescent's Mental Health Service (CAMHS) NHS: every mind matters Young minds Mind: information for children…

Choosing childcare for children with SEND

All parents have a lot to think about when choosing childcare for their child. For parents of children who may have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), the process can be particularly challenging. Visiting multiple childcare providers to get a sense of the support they…

Choosing School or type of education

There are several types of schools and formal education could also take place at your home. You you may decide what is the best educational option for your child depending on your particular preference or particular circumstances. Have a look at the options below if you are trying to…

Concerns about a child (information for practitioners)

As an Early Years practitioner, you may ocassionally become concerned about a child in your care; or a parent/carer may express concerns about their child to you.  What to do if you are concerned about a child Some children will need additional support during their education…

Concerns about a school: Complaints

In this section it will be explained what to do if things are not going well at school and if you have concerns. This page is currently being developed and more information will be available very soon.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus national guidance

If your child is unwell for a non-related coronavirus issue, remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done. For the latest advice on Coronavirus and how parents and carers can support their children during this period,…

Dance and Drama Awards: funding for students

If you are aged 16 to 23 and show talent and a likelihood to succeed in the industry, you could get a Dance and Drama Award (DaDA) to help with fees and living costs at one of 17 private dance and drama schools. Apply direct…

Detached and Outreach Team (DOT)

Welcome to the Detached and Outreach Team webpage We are a team of youth workers working in Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC). We offer a variety of youth work support including: Detached (street-based) sessions Outreach (helping children and young people to access provision in youth centres…

DfE documents

Please click on the links below to access relevant information: Should you have any funding queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Disability Access Fund (DAF)

From April 2017, the Government introduced new funding for Early Years childcare providers to enable them to offer more places to young children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). This funding is called the Disability Access Fund (DAF). The DAF is available to Early Years…

Disabled Children's Register

What is the Disabled Children's Register? The register is a database that holds information about children and young people with disabilities and special needs who live in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.   Why do we have a register and what is it…

Disclaimer

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) is committed to the highest standard of quality information and every attempt has been made to present up to date and accurate information. However, the RBKC council gives no warranty as to the accuracy of the information on this web site…

Diversity awareness and anti-racism information and resources

Early Years diversity and anti-racism toolkit Equity and diversity questionnaire Diversity awareness and and anti-racism resources

Download the FIS Directory app to your mobile device

Why not make accessing the Family Information Service easier by downloading a shortcut to your mobile device? Follow the step-by-step guides below to learn how you can do this for iPhone, iPad or Android devices.

DSL Forums

This section is being developed and more information will be available soon.

Early education and childcare (Lancaster West)

Please find below information related to early education and childcare for under 5s: Grenfell Early Years Service Parent and toddler groups 15 hours free early learning and childcare for 2 year olds 15 hours free early learning for 3 and 4 year olds 30 hours…
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