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Headcount dates

Headcount dates for the following terms are as follows: Headcount date for autumn term Portal opens and closes * 8th October 2020 21st September – 16th October 2020   Headcount date for spring term Portal opens and closes 21st January 2021 4th January 2021- 31st…

The Healthy Early Years Programme and Award Scheme

The Healthy Early Years programme and award scheme is funded by the Public Health team for Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. The programme has been based on the success of the Healthy Schools programme across the three boroughs and started as a pilot programme in…

Help for low income families

The government provides information on a number of different Benefits for families, including who they are for and how you can apply for them, including; Apply for free school meals Benefits calculators Care to Learn Carer's Credit Childcare Grant Claim if you were injured while serving…

Inclusion

What is 'Inclusion' As a Bi-Borough we strive for all settings to positively welcome children with a range SEND and ensure they are fully included.  Children will have the same opportunities and experiences as their peers and be given the best possible start in their…

Information for childminders

"Brilliant beginnings for all children" The Bi-borough Early Education and Childcare Service is committed to supporting you and to strengthening your childminding business. Our aim is to support you in your practice so children in your care can have the best possible start in life, and to…

Information for professionals

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…

Lancaster Youth Hub timetable

Lancaster Youth Hub Autumn Timetable LGBTQ support group

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…

Meet our team

Head of BBEECS BBEECS Funding Team BBEECS Advisory Team BBEECS Training Coordinator Family Information Service

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…

Our vision for Early Years in the Bi-Borough

ALL children and families receive a positive welcome Parents have choice as to which setting they attend We can meet the needs of all children There is robust tracking and assessment in place in settings Staff in settings are well trained and confident supporting children with SEND…

Partners offer training for EY practitioners

Business skills   SEND training offer Federation of Westminster Special School Training and Outreach Service Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) Service   First Aid Courses   Change4Life workforce training   Healthy Early Years London Local Safeguarding Children Board Prevent Duty Training Tri-Music Together – Music…

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…
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