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Support from your health visitor

Health Visitors are currently operating a reduced service to manage staffing capacity and to limit the spread of infection. You will be contacted by your Health Visitor by phone or video call when your baby is 10-14 days old and 6-8 weeks to help you,…

Support from your midwife

Hospitals are making changes to help respond to coronavirus and this will impact the way you receive your maternity care. Please see the Mum & Baby app for more information about local pregnancy and maternity services.  You can also find important information for pregnant women and their families on the…

Tax free childcare

The Tax-Free Childcare offer is a scheme  launched by the Government alongside the additional 15 hours free childcare for working parents. This scheme is designed to help working families with their childcare costs. Visit the government's Childcare Choices page for more information by clicking the link to…

Transitions during the Early Years

Starting nursery or school is a big milestone in your child’s life and can be both an exciting and anxious time for the child and parents/carers. Below are a few tips that can help to make this new transition as smooth as possible for your…

Washable nappy Zoom online demos / Free reusable nappy vouchers

Please find further details and register for this event: Washable nappy Zoom online demos

What are children's centres and family hubs?

Children’s centres and Family hubs are there to support mum, dad and their children including grandparents and carers caring for children, with friendly, experienced and qualified staff on hand to assist you with making choices and using services. These are great places for families and…

What to expect, when? Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage

How to use this guide The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. For those working in the early years - whether in a nursery, pre-school, a childminder or…

Working in Early Years and childcare

Working in the Early Years and Childcare sector is high on the Government's plan to meet the needs of families across Westminster. Here you will find essential information on working in the childcare sector. See FAQs below and also visit our setting up a childcare…
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