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Welcome to the Kensington and Chelsea Family Information Service (FIS) 'Information for professionals' page. In this platform, we hope you will be able to find updates and useful information about specific topics which are relevant to you. Please have a look at the different sections below: …

Involving an Educational Psychologist (EP)

What is an Educational Psychologist (EP)? Educational and Child Psychologists have expertise in education, learning, child development and the application of psychology to improve the learning and well-being/mental health of children and young people from birth up to the age of 25 years. They apply…

The Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster (KCW) Under 5's Service

The Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster (KCW) Under 5's Service offers specialist treatment and consultation aimed at improving the wellbeing of children under five years old. Many children will have difficulties including but not limited to sleeping, being over clingy, relationship difficulties, bed wetting or…

Kensington and Chelsea Early Years clusters

Find details of previous and forthcoming cluster meetings below. Previous Cluster Meetings Next Cluster Meeting

Knowledge hub information

Knowledge Hub information: All reports from Childcare Works events around Supply and Demand, Sufficiency and Working with Schools are now ready to access on the Childcare Works KHUB site at the following link: Childcare works in-depth events At the Schools In-Depths, several local authority colleagues kindly agreed to…

Local Safeguarding Children Partnership (LSCP)

Training offer available here:  https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/lscb/training-and-resources with courses such as: Introduction to Safeguarding Children (level 1) Multi-Agency Safeguarding and Child Protection (level 3) Awareness of Harmful Practices Safer Recruitment Meet the LADO and many more, please see the link above. All of the LSCB courses are…

Maintained nurseries

"Brilliant beginnings for all children" Welcome to the 'Bi-borough Early Years hub', a dedicated space for Early Years Practitioners in Kensington and Chelsea. The Bi-borough Early Education and Childcare Service team is committed to supporting you and to strengthening your business. Our aim is to…

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New EYFS framework (from Sep 2021)

Dear Early Years Provider, From September 2021, all early years providers must follow the new early years foundation stage (EYFS) framework.  The key aims of the reforms are to:  improve child outcomes at age 5, particularly in early language and literacy, especially for disadvantaged children;…

New! Family Information Service Newsletters

The Family Information Service has created a newsletters section to provide news and updates about what is available for families in Kensington and Chelsea. Download a copy today and let us know what you think! If you would like to provide feedback on our service…

NHS Flu vaccination programme for 2/3 year olds (practitioners)

Update on NHS Flu vaccination programme for 2-3 year olds It’s more important than ever for those who need it to get their flu vaccination, to help protect us all from the threat of flu and COVID-19 this winter. All children aged 2 and 3…

Observation, assessment and planning

Please have a look at the following powerpoint presentation and specific sections underneath in regards to observations, assessments and planning in the Early Years. We do hope you will find it useful.  This is an embedded <a href="https://office.com" target="_blank" data-mce-href="https://office.com">Microsoft Office</a> presentation, powered by <a…

Occupational therapy referrals

Children and Young People's Occupational Therapy (CYPOT) Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic there is a change to this service. Please visit Coronavirus Page on local offer (Kensington and Chelsea / Westminster)  for more information and details of how to contact the service.  Working in…

Ofsted information for childminders

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. This organisation inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.Ofsted is a non-ministerial department. Pre-Ofsted visit tutorial  Registering with…

PHE physical development

This is a FREE course To register and find out more, visit: Future Learn     What will you achieve? By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to... Identify the importance of movement skills to the overall health, wellbeing and development of young…

Policies (EY in schools)

Please click on the links below to access the relevant policy: EYFS policy for reception classes and school Exemplar EY handbook for reception and schools Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Providers' headcount portal

We are happy to inform all providers that the upgrade to our Early Years Provider Portal has been completed and the system is now live and available for use. Although there have been some changes to the look of the portal, none of the processes…

PVIs

"Brilliant beginnings for all children" Welcome to the 'Bi-borough Early Years hub', a dedicated space for Early Years Practitioners in Kensington and Chelsea. The Bi-borough Early Education and Childcare Service team is committed to supporting you and to strengthening your business. Our aim is to…

Registering with Ofsted

Providing childcare services in England Registering with Ofsted Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Resources and guidance for practitioners

Range of different resources and advice for professionals can be found here. Community occupational therapy resources Speech and language therapy advice Sensory processing difficulties Autism spectrum condition Hearing impairment/Deafness Down's syndrome Additional support for professionals SEND pen portrait

Safeguarding training for practitioners

Local safeguarding children partnership (LSCP) Prevent duty training Contact us

SALT videos

Well Comm training for EYPS The following videos have been compiled by our Local Offer Team. What we mean by Speech and Language development- PP1 video (9mins) •       What do Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) do? •       What do we mean by ‘speech and language development’?…

SEN support

SEN support in the early years  Identifying the child needs is the first step to putting together an action plan to improve the outcomes for the child.  How can the practitioner support child and parent/carer When a child appears not to be making progress either…

SEND funding documents

SENIF childminder example application form SENIF blank application form for childminders 2020 EHCNA referral form EHCNA request form SEN inclusion fund flyer SENIF application form April 2020 SEN inclusion fund guidance document October 2020
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