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0-5 Referral pathway

0-5 referral pathway Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

15 and 30 hours free early learning for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds promotional videos

The following video explains about the 15 and 30 hours funded early education and childcare for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds in Kensington and Chelsea. You can also access a subtitled version in: Albanian, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya

2-2½ years integrated review. EYFS progress check

It is important to liaise with your local health visiting teams as soon as you have concerns about a child (with parental consent). Universal Approach It was agreed that early years settings will complete the page below for all children who are due a Health…

Autism ‘In Context’ – Training for Professionals

Autism 'In Context', a series of workshops and lunch and learn sessions to increase your knowledge of Autism in the context of your career or area of interest, for further information please see the poster below or contact adults@adhdandautism.org.  

BBEECS Advisory Team

The Bi-borough Early Years and Inclusion Advisory Service support registered childcare within: the private, voluntary and independent sector 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 to…

BBEECS Funding Team

The Bi-borough Early Years and Childcare Funding Team support registered childcare within: the private, voluntary and independent sector maintained nursery reception classes nursery schools Meet the Team: Prosscovia ApireBi-borough Early Years Funding ManagerMob: 07739 316190Email: Prosscovia.Apire@rbkc.gov.uk Debbie Cole Bi-borough Early Years Funding Officer (Kensington and Chelsea) Mob: 07739 316132Email: Debra.cole@rbkc.gov.uk…

BBEECS Training Coordinator

Bi-borough Early Education and Childcare Service Training Coordinator I am the Training Coordinator for the Bi-borough Early Education and Childcare Service.  I coordinate the Continuous Professional Development programme which is designed to help Ofsted registered early years and childcare providers (including Childminders), children’s centres, schools…

Bi-Borough Family Information Service (FIS)

The Family Information Service for Kensington and Chelsea, and for Westminster is a free, confidential and impartial information, advice and signposting for families with children aged up to 19 (or up to 25 for those with additional needs) and for the professionals working with them. …

Broad areas of need

SEND CoP Chapter 6 - 'The 4 Broad areas of need': Communication and interaction 6.28 Children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) have difficulty in communicating with others. This may be because they have difficulty saying what they want to, understanding…

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 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…

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 

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…

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

DfE’s new free Early Years Child Development training

The Department for Education (DfE) is launching its new Early Years Child Development training. The course is primarily aimed at:  early years practitioners childminders nursery managers However, the training is available to anyone who may find it useful, including parents and carers.  About the training…

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…

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

Early Intervention Service (access to Short Breaks)

Short Breaks can be accessed via the 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 Chronic…

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 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…

Early Years and Childcare job vacancies

Are you looking to work in the Early Years sector? This section provides information about current job oportunities in nurseries, pre-schools and children's centres accross Kesington and Chelsea, Westminster and surrounding areas: Organisation:              Westminster City CouncilSetting:         …

Early years clusters

To support the drive to improve the outcomes for all children across the bi-borough we have developed Early Years cluster groups to respond to the needs and challenges within targeted localities of the Bi-borough.  There are three clusters in Westminster and a north and south…

Early Years Conference - Friday 24th February 2023

The Bi-borough Early Education and Childcare Service would like to invite you to the Early Years Conference: ‘EYFS Reforms: Time for Reflection’ which is taking place on FRIDAY 24th February 2023 from 9.15am to 1.30pm. We have brought together an EXCITING PROGRAMME of Early Years…
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