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Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service

                                          Our responsibilities include: providing information and guidance to parents and families about Westminster’s children’s services providing access to children’s centres to families across the city raising the quality across early years provision ensuring the implementation of the early years foundation stage, including initiatives to improve…

Bi-borough Early Years and Inclusion Advisory Service support

The Bi-borough Early Years and Inclusion Advisory Service support registered childcare within: the private, voluntary and independent sector also maintained nursery reception classes nursery schools to develop high quality, inclusive early education and childcare places for children in RBKC and WCC. The team aim is…

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Training

Sustainable Training Programme Kensington and Chelsea It has been recognised that the those who work with children and young people, parents and young people themselves need to have easy access to a menu of child and adolescent mental health training published online. This programme has…

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…

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…

Documents and links for EY professionals

In this section you will find helpful documents and links to external websites: General information for Early Years practitioners: Childcare Choices information: Top things providers need to know about tax-free childcare; Visual map of the customer journey through their childcare account; Parent tips for using…

Family Information Service website updates: COVID-19

We have created this page on the Kensington & Chelsea Family Information Service to share resources and information that may be useful to families and those working with children and young people. We are committed to supporting you as a parent during this period and will…

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…

Information for professionals

COVID-19 / Coronavirus We have created a page to provide service updates and useful resources relating to Family Information. Please click here to access the page Although visitors to this website can access any information they are interested in, this section has been created with…

A new wellbeing resource for pregnancy and post-birth (Tommy's)

Tommy's have launched a digital version of the NICE-approved Pregnancy and Post-birth Wellbeing Plan. The new digital tool, created in partnership with the Institute of Health Visitors (IHV), the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), Netmums, Public Health England (PHE) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM)…

Policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody

Please download our policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody below. Policy for children and young people with SEND in youth custody (Aug 2020) The Youth Offending Team (YOT) and the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Services have worked jointly to produce this…

Training and support for schools and settings

This page brings together council-commissioned training options for schools and settings in Kensington & Chelsea relevant to supporting children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).   View the sections below to find out more about the different training packages that are available. …

Training for professionals

Information about all training opportunites for Early Years professionals are provided below. Please contact the Childcare and Early Education Service if you would like to advertise any training opportunites for Early Years Practitioners.

What is Early Help?

Early Help means acting to support a child, young person or their family early in the life of a problem, as soon as it emerges. It can be required at any stage in a child’s life from pre-birth to adulthood and applies to any problem…
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