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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

15 hours early education entitlement for 2 year olds

2 Year Targeted Funding This scheme in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is called Busy 2s.  To see eligibility criteria and to make an online application, families should visit this link: RBKC Free Early Education for 2 year olds Applications can be submitted…

15 hours free education entitlement for 3 & 4 year olds

3-4 Year Universal Funding In England, Ofsted-registered early years providers can offer free early years education and childcare for children aged 3-4 All 3 and 4 year old children are entitled to a free universal early education place.  Each place provides 15 hours of early years education for up…

30 hours free education for 3 & 4 year olds (extended entitlement)

30 Hours Funding (also known as - additional 15 Hours for 3-4 year olds) Working parents of 3 and 4 year olds may be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free childcare per week.  This funding will only be made available to families where…

Anti-racism and diversity awareness resources

Diversity Matters  Diversity means understanding and accepting that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. Below you can find…

BBEECS Advisory Team

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…

BBEECS continuous professional development (CPD) for EY practitioners

The CPD programme is designed to help Ofsted registered early years and childcare providers (including childminders), children’s centres, schools and independent sector providers meet the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted minimum requirements. The programme is informed by recommendations from Ofsted inspections, feedback from…

BBEECS Funding Team

The Bi-borough Early Years and Childcare Funding Team support registered childcare within: the private, voluntary and independent sector also 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…

BBEECS online training for practitioners

Please find below online training sessions to support your practice. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions: Ofsted information for practitioners SENIF online training

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 Autism Advisory Service

The Autism Advisory team has collated an audit for settings to use when they suspect a child may displaying behaviours consistent with Social, Communication differences.  It is recommended that settings use this audit as a tool to assess how often children are displaying behaviours and…

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare (BBEECS) training programme for Early Years sector

The CPD programme is designed to help Ofsted registered early years and childcare providers (including childminders), children’s centres, schools and independent sector providers, meet the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted minimum requirements. Courses are aimed at:  School staff working within the Early Years…

Bi-Borough Early Years Hub

"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…

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…

Child development clinic

Woodfield child development service (St Mary's Hospital) 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.  The main…

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 vacancies and reception

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:  Tabernacle School currently have six, term time only, 3-4 fully funded places available - The only program that…

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…

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Updates and Resources

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…

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

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 awareness and anti-racism information and resources

Early Years diversity and anti-racism toolkit Equity and diversity questionnaire Diversity awareness and and anti-racism resources

DSL Forums

This section is being developed and more information will be available soon.
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