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15 hours early education entitlement for 2 year olds

Eligible 2-year-olds are eligible for up to 15 hours of free early education per week for 38 weeks. This is paid directly to settings at a rate of £6.58 per hour.        For further information, please download the EY funding leaflet; or contact us…

15 hours free education entitlement for 3 & 4 year olds

All families of 3 & 4-year olds can claim free early education of up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks. This is paid directly to settings at a rate of ££6.85 per hour.  Working families may also be eligible for an additional 15 hours per week of funded…

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

All families of 3 & 4-year olds can claim free early education of up to 15 hours per week for 38 weeks. This is paid directly to settings at a rate of £6.85 per hour.  Working families may also be eligible for an additional 15…

Autism and EY intervention team

The Specialist Service comprises of the Outreach and Training Service - Westminster Special Schools (Westminster) and the Autism and Early Years Intervention Team (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea). They support children and young people with an Autistic Spectrum condition (ASC) and deliver advice and…

BBCEES 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…

BBCEES continous 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…

BBCEES 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…

BBCEES Strategic Lead

Bi-borough Strategic Lead - Childcare and Early Education Service  I am the designated Bi-Borough Lead Officer for Early Education and Childcare matters and I provide strategic leadership in this area. I work in close partnership with internal and external partners and agencies to ensure a…

BBCEES Training Coordinator

Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service Training Coordinator I am the Training Coordinator for the Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education 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 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 Childcare and Early Education 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…

Business skills

A range of courses are available on topics such as employment law, sources of funding and marketing. We help small business to Start-Up, Survive, and Grow. We are a friendly group of people, committed to helping you enter and thrive in the Business World. Where…

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:   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

Childminders - Safeguarding

‘Nothing is more important than children’s welfare. Children who need help and protection deserve high quality and effective support as soon as a need is identified.’ (Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018) Early Help Safeguarding flowchart Toolkit Referrals Safeguarding documents Safeguarding training

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 

Compliance / Reporting changes

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. Non compliance action by Ofsted…

Compliance / Reporting changes to Ofsted

Compliance / reporting changes DBS checks for childminders Report new adults in the home People connected with Ofsted-registered childcare New education inspection framework presentation EY compliance handbook Early years inspection handbook Should you have any queries, please contact: Glynis MatesBi-borough Early Years and Inclusion Advisor (Childminders)Mob:…

Concerns about a child

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…

Development matters

In this section, you can find relevant information related to child development: Should you have any funding queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

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…

Early learning goals

Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage The early learning goals The prime areas: Communication and language  Listening and attention: children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant…
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