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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 early education and childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds

All three and four-year-old children are entitled to a free universal early education place.  Each place provides 15 hours of early years education for up to 38 weeks per year.  However, this universal entitlement is flexible and can be accessed over a minimum of three days per week (this…

15 hours free early learning for 2-year-olds

Is your family living on a low income or claiming income based benefits? Does your two year old have additional needs, or have they left care? You may be entitled to claim free childcare up to a maximum of 15 hours during term time, or 11…

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…

16 to 19 education: financial support for students (guide for institutions)

Advice for institutions on the financial support young people may be able to access to help them participate in education and training. Please access the GOV.UK site for further information: 16 to 19 education: financial support for students (guide for institutions)

30 Hours Free Childcare Campaign

The Department for Education (DfE) is launching a campaign to promote and raise awareness of the benefits that using 30 hours childcare can have for working families.  Hear more from families who have benefited from 30 hours here: Family Case Studies Want to find out…

30 hours free early education and childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds (extended entitlement)

All three and four-year-old children are entitled to a universal early education place, which provides up to 570 hours of free nursery education per year.  Further information can be found here Children in some families will now be entitled to an additional 15 hours of…

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…

Action for Change

Who we are Action for Change is a service for birth parents who have had their children removed permanently from their care. The service aims to prevent recurrent care proceedings by helping birth parents to have a better understanding of the reasons for the previous…

Activities and Resources to support your child learning at home

Home learning tips and activities for under 5's We have some useful activity sheets for you to download which we will add to each week with interesting things you can do with your child using items found in the home. Home learning tips for babies, toddlers…

Adult education and training

In this section you can explore adult learning opportunities: Adult learning services Adult learning and employment E-learning training courses Environmental health courses Highfield e-learning Open Age: adult learning Nova: new opportunities Free learning courses Should you have any queries, please contact the Family Information Service…

All Council reception areas closed

All Council reception areas closed As a result of the latest Government advice, all Kensington and Chelsea Council reception areas across the borough have been closed with immediate effect. This includes the Customer Service Centre at Kensington Town Hall, which will remain shut until further…

Anti-racism resources for practitioners

There are lots of online resources, books and educational toys that can assist in the education of diversity in early years. Below is an example of some of the videos, books and stockists of diverse toys. Early Years Educator article on creating an anti-racist culture in…

Applying for a school place: Admissions

The School Admissions Team offers advice and assistance to parents, carers and schools, about all aspects of school admissions. The team coordinates admissions to reception classes of  primary schools and the transfer to secondary school admissions process as part of the Pan London Coordinated Admission…

Apprenticeships

Please find below information about apprenticeships. Also, apprenticeship opportunities are regularly offered in Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC): A guide to apprenticeships The A-Z of apprenticeships GOV.UK: Become an apprentice Apprenticeships: 14 to 19-years-olds National Careers Service  Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) Apprenticeships Programme…

August

Please click on the links below to access the latest updates: Mon 10th Aug Mon 17th Aug Fri 28th Aug (Coronavirus and NDNA updates)

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…

Autism spectrum condition

In this section you will find useful information and resources: National Autistic Society (NAS) information and guidance can be found here. Autism Education Trust (AET) information and guidance can be found here.

Babies and children's healthy eating

Please find below information and tips on how to set healthy eating habits from the early years: Weaning to solids Understanding food groups Managing overweight Healthy weight: advice for parents Healthy recipes: guide for parents

Babysitters

A babysitter is someone who temporarily cares for children on behalf of their parents or guardians. Babysitters are generally responsible for planning activities (games, sports, art) or supervising play dates. However, some babysitters will have other responsibilities such as cooking, feeding, transportation and helping with…

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…
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