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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 Immunisations Adolescent health

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.

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 and anti-racism

This section aims to provide information and guidance about diversity and inclusion in the EY: LGBTQIA + Early Years Early Years diversity and anti-racism toolkit Equity and diversity questionnaire What is BLM

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.

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…

Early education and childcare information

This section provides information and guidance about early education and childcare in Westminster, including the different entitlements and funding options. The following video explains about the 15 and 30 hours funded early education and childcare for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds. You can also access a…

Early Help

Early Help in Kensington and Chelsea is a way of getting extra support when needed. Our integrated 0-19 (25 with SEND) service aims to help families when difficulties first begin so that we can support them with finding solutions quickly. Through our Family Hub Model,…

Early Help and Parenting support

Early Help is a way of getting extra support when needed. Our integrated 0-19 (25 with SEND) service aims to help families when difficulties first begin so that we can support them with finding solutions quickly. We will provide support through a variety of community-based…

Early Help Youth Hubs

Welcome to the Early Help Youth Hubs page! Are you a young person between the ages of 11 and 18 (or up to the age of 25) if you have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND)? In this section you will find information about local…

Early Intervention Service (EIS) referral forms

Short Breaks are changing their name to  Early Intervention Service team. Please download the required referral document: EIS referral form  Biborough DCT support referral form

Early Intervention Service (formerly Short Breaks)

Short Breaks are changing their name to  Early Intervention Service team. Short breaks are for families with children between the age of 0 and 18 who are affected in their everyday living by one or more of the following: A physical impairment A sensory impairment…

Early learning and childcare vacancies

In this section, you can find information about early education and childcare vacancies in Kensington and Chelsea.  Below are links to settings and providers that currently advertise vacancies: La Petite Ecole Francaise on St Charles Square, currently have places for their 3-year-olds classes from the term…
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