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COVID-19 / Coronavirus - Updates and Resources Please click here to access the page We want our directory to be as helpful and easy-to-use as possible. All feedback from parents, professionals and young people is invaluable. Help us to continue to improve this website by…

Training and support for schools and settings

This page brings together council-commissioned training options for schools and settings in Kensington & Chelsea relevant to supporting children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).   View the sections below to find out more about the different training packages that are available. …

Training for early years practitioners

Information about all training opportunites for Early Years professionals are provided below. Please contact the Childcare and Early Education Service if you would like to advertise any training opportunites for Early Years Practitioners. BBCEES offer EY partners offer Knowledge hub PHE physical development training Should…

Training for professionals

Information about all training opportunites for Early Years professionals are provided below. Please contact the Childcare and Early Education Service if you would like to advertise any training opportunites for Early Years Practitioners.

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…

Under 5s Activities to do at home

Here are some resources you can do with your under 5s whilst at home: Download these activities Mindful Monsters Mr Cress Head  Den Building  How to make Playdough  Pasta Jewellery  Shake Rattle and Roll  Brown Bear Physical Activity  Treasure Basket Babies  Owl babies story time…

University and college hardship funds

You could get extra money from your university or college if you’re experiencing financial hardship. You may be, for example: a student with children, especially single parents a mature student with existing financial commitments from a low-income family disabled a student that was previously in…

Useful organisations and links:

Useful websites and links: National online careers service: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk – Research up to 800 jobs; search for courses in your local area or online.  Telephone number: 0800 100 900 (fees apply).  www.icould.com – Explore sector information, complete a careers quiz and more! https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/getting-a-job/your-careerand-covid-19 https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/ -…

Useful resources for families

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…

Virtual one-to-one advice and guidance

We will try and maintain regular contact with all of our families who attend by email, telephone or text and continue to offer virtual one-to-one support and identify anything you may need in the coming months.  If you need to speak to one of our…

Visiting Family Hubs and Children's Centres

Our Family Hub buildings remain open and we are providing support to families in a range of safe ways. If you need to speak to one of our practitioners please telephone: 020 7598 4601 or email: childrenCentresNorth@rbkc.gov.uk (north of the borough) or ChildrenCentresSouth@rbkc.gov.uk (south of the borough) with your contact details to request…

Volunteering in Kensington and Chelsea

Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience and a great opportunity to learn new skills or meet new people. Please find below some opportunities available locally: Do it: Kensington and Chelsea Volunteer centre Kensington and Chelsea

Washable nappy Zoom online demos / Free reusable nappy vouchers

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

Westminster Early Years clusters

Next Cluster Meeting dates: Monday 30th November 2020                 WCC North East Cluster  3:30 – 4:30pm​ Tuesday 1st December 2020                   WCC North West Cluster  3:30 – 4:30pm  

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 is a Family Hub?

Family Hubs In RBKC a Family Hub is not about trying to locate as many different services into one building, but it is a way to bring different types of support together for families to help resolve their issues. To ensure that that support is…

What is the Quality and Outcomes Framework?

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is a way the NHS rewards GPs for delivering good practice. It works by rating GP performance in several key areas related to quality care and health outcomes. For example, GP practices gain points for keeping a list of…

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…

Wheelchair Service User Feedback Online Group

AJM Healthcare provide NHS wheelchair services for both Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea and are really keen to hear from service users about their experiences of wheelchair services. They run regular forums and their next one is scheduled for Wednesday 4th November at 11.30am and…

Windrush Day

HMT Windrush as it sailed into Tilbury DocksWindrush Day is on 22nd June and celebrates the arrival of HMT Windrush, which brought people from various Caribbean islands, who had been encouraged by the British government to live and work in the UK after the end…

Within my reach (Family Lives)

Within My Reach (Family Lives)Our new ‘Within My Reach’ course for separated parents can help if your relationship with your ex-partner feels stressful or communicating with each other frequently ends in conflict.Find more information in the link below: 'Within my reach' leaflet' 

Working in an Early Years Setting

Would you like to work with children aged from 0-5 years old? Do you like the idea of supporting children’s development and learning? Would you like to gain nationally recognised qualifications? Would you like to be part of a professional team with opportunities for training…

Worried about a child?

If you are worried that a child or young person is at immediate risk, please contact the assessment and access team immediately at: Tel: 020 7361 3013  Out of Hours - Emergency Duty Team 5pm – 9am and weekends on  020 7373 2227 Email: socialservices@rbkc.gov.uk Note: If…

Young carers

Drawn by Kylie, age 7 Are you under 18 and looking after someone in your family who is ill or disabled? This may be a parent, a brother or sister or a grandparent. Maybe you help by staying at home a lot to be there…

Young parent

Please find below useful information and services that can offer support if you are a young parent: Parents to be and under 5s NHS: teen pregnancy Total Family Coaching Future Men: fatherhood
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