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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 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 in schools

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

Early Years Premium (EYPP)

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) gives providers additional funding to support disadvantaged 3- and 4-year-old pupils who meet the eligibility criteria. Hourly rate It is paid at 53p per hour.   Eligibility Three and four-year olds will be eligible for EYPP if the child receives…

EHC needs assessment (EHCNA)

What is an EHCNA? (Education, Health and Care needs assessment) This is the initial document submitted in the process which is then reviewed by the Early Years panel who look at the evidence to decide whether they agree to assess for the Education Health Care…

EHC needs assessment (EHCNA) explained

Who needs an assessment of SEN A child may need an Education, Health and Care needs assessment if the extra support they are receiving is not helping or they have severe or complex needs. If the assessment is agreed, your child will be issued with an…

EHC plan

What is an EHCP (Education, Health and Care plan) This is legal document which a collaborative working document between the family, health, education and social care professionals. The child will have SEND whether with a diagnosis or without. These maybe health or education related and…

EY entitlement: funding for providers

In this section, you can explore the different sources of funding available to early years providers. Please find specific information about the different sources of funding available in the sections listed below:  Early Years funding policy – COVID-19 Early Years pupil premium (EYPP) 15 hrs…

EY entitlement: funding for schools

In this section, you can explore the different sources of funding available to shools. Please find specific information about the different sources of funding available in the sections listed below:  Early Years funding policy – COVID-19 Early Years pupil premium (EYPP) 15 hrs free education…

EY Virtual Conference

Thank you for attending our first virtual conference. Many of you wanted to receive the presentations from the workshops and this page has been created so that you can access the documents. We hope that these become useful tools for your childcare business. 2020-2021- INCLUSION…

EYFS

Please find here relevant information and links regarding the EYFS New EYFS framework (from Sep 2021) EYFS guidance on exemptions EYFSP handbook EY inspection handbook EYFSP reforms early adopter version handbook EYFS statuatory framework 2017 Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years…

EYFS

Please find here relevant information and links regarding the EYFS EYFS guidance on exemptions EYFSP handbook EY inspection handbook EYFSP reforms early adopter version handbook EYFS statuatory framework 2017 Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

EYFS adopter documents

Please find here relevant information and links regarding the EYFS EYFS Profile EYFS reform change map Development Matters EYFSP reforms early adopter version handbook Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Family Hubs newsletters

Please click on the links below to access the latest Kensington and Chelsea Family Hubs newsletters: 2021 Kensington and Chelsea Family Hubs newsletter July 2021 edition Kensington and Chelsea Family Hubs newsletter June 2021 edition Kensington and Chelsea Family Hubs newsletter May 2021 edition Kensington…

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. …

Family Information Service (FIS) Newsletters

Please click on the link below to access the latest newsletter: Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter autumn 2021 edition Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter summer 2021 edition Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter spring 2021 edition  Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter winter 2020 edition  Kensington and…

Financial support for young people

Please find below information about financial support available for young people: Student finance University and college hardship funds Learner support: financial help for over 19s Dance and drama awards Bursaries, scholarships and awards Care leaving services Children Services charitable trust The Princes' Trust Help for…

First Aid courses

Early Years practitioners must complete an approved 12-hour Paediatric First Aid Course every three years. Bi-Borough Childcare and Early Education service offers Paediatric First Aid courses, but where not possible to attend, please contact the following training organisations to enquire about more first aid courses:…

Forums for early years practitioners

PVI forums Leadership and Network forums SEND forums Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory team

Fostering and Adoption

Please find below information if you are considering fostering or adoption: Fostering Adoption

The four-part 'graduated approach'

The four-part 'graduated approach' is designed to help you decide on the levels of support and type of action to be put in place for children in your school or setting:  Assess The early years practitioner or SENCO should work in collaboration with parent/carers to identify…

Funding

Early years settings include nurseries, pre-schools and childminders providing early education for children up to the age of five. These settings are expected to meet the needs of most children from their core budget. However, if early years settings are unable to meet a child's…

GDPR information

Below we have put together relevant information about the GDPR: PACEY: GDPR guide EY Alliance: preparing for GDPR NDNA: GDPR information GDPR guide Data Protection fee Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Glossary of terms

More information coming to this section soon.  
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