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Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service

                                          Our responsibilities include: providing information and guidance to parents and families about Westminster’s children’s services providing access to children’s centres to families across the city raising the quality across early years provision ensuring the implementation of the early years foundation stage, including initiatives to improve…

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 and Inclusion Advisory Service support

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…

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 and Childminders in Kensington and Chelsea. In this platform, we aim to provide you with important updates and other useful information and guidance about specific topics…

Bi-Borough Family Information Service (FIS)

The Family Information Service for Kensington and Chelsea, and for Westminster is a free, confidential and impartial information, advice and signposting for families with children aged up to 19 (or up to 25 for those with additional needs) and for the professionals working with them. …

Black Lives Matter (BLM)

Please find useful information and sources regarding 'Black Lives Matter': A parents' guide to 'Black Lives Matter' BLM: Useful resources Windrush Day

Blenheim

Starting in October, Blenheim are offering workshops in relation to substance misuseawareness the support will be tailored to the group of young people they are workingwith. Blenheim will come into youth provisions to build awareness and rapport withthe young people and then offer 1-1 sessions…

Boost your child's speech, language and communication with Hungry Little Minds

Hungry Little Minds is the new Department for Education campaign empowering parents and carers to engage their children (aged 0-5) in positive activities and behaviours that will boost their communication, language and literacy development. The three-year campaign recognises the massive impact parents have on their…

Breakfast and after school clubs

Note: Please note that breakfast and after school clubs might be running at a reduced capacity, or might not be running at all at the present time due to COVID-19 / Coronavirus. Contact the school or provider directly for more information. Breakfast clubs These provide…

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…

Building Relationships for Stronger Families

We have produced this newsletter regarding our work to reduce parental conflict in Westminster. The Building Relationships for Stronger Families programme offers four interventions for any parent who lives, works or access public services in Westminster. This means it is open to you reading this, including…

Building relationships for stronger families

The Building Relationships for Stronger Families programme has now ended. Referrals closed at the end of March 2022. Relationship Support is continuing in Westminster however, please contact the Parenting Service for more information: earlyhelpparentingteam@westminster.gov.uk

Bullying at schools

Please find below some useful links with regards to bullying: Kensington and Chelsea: local safeguarding children board/bullying Gov.uk/bullying at school Bullying.co.uk/what parents need to know about bullying at schools and academies Childline/types of bullying Anti bullying: guidance for schools

Bursaries, scholarships and awards

Students in higher education can apply for money directly from their university or college on top of any other student finance - you don’t have to pay this money back. Each university or college has their own rules about bursaries, scholarships and awards, eg: who…

CACHE qualifications

Cache are leading qualifications in the education, health and care sector. Our range of qualifications can prove invaluable to people at all stages in their career, as well as those who are yet to embark on their employment journey. In fact they can fulfil aspirations…

CAMHS – Child and Young People Well-being Team

The Youth Hubs are working with CAMHS to support children aged 11-18yrs with low mood and anxiety. This includes:• Offering 1-1 sessions on a referral basis.• Workshops can be delivered over zoom for young people and parents.• YP can be seen with a parent or…

Care leaving services for 18 to 25 year olds

A young person who has been looked after may be eligible for care leaving services when they reach the age of 18. If you are a care leaver, you may be eligible for services: from the ages of 18 to 21 from the ages of…

Care to Learn Scheme

The Care to Learn scheme will pay for childcare costs and related travel costs (up to £175 per week for young people living in London) for parents who are under 20 years of age and who are in education or training. You can claim Care…

Careers guidance resources

This section provides guidance about different career paths. Please note that the Family Information Service do no manage the content within the links below. In addition, we offer an impartial service and we cannot reommed or endorse any of the providers listed. National Careers Service…

Change4Life Healthy Lifestyle clubs

The Change4Life Healthy Lifestyle clubs provide fun and interactive six-week programmes for expectant parents and children, young people and families in Kensington Chelsea and Westminster with groups organised by age. The clubs take a whole-family approach by providing children and their parents/carers with the skills…

Change4Life Workforce Training

The Change4Life Service supports expectant parents, children, young people, families, communities and professionals across Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster to find enjoyable ways to eat well, keep active, feel good and be healthy and happy where they live, learn and play. TrainingThe Change4Life Service can deliver a variety…

Changes to the powers of the SEND Tribunal

What is the National Trial? The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the ‘SEND Tribunal’, to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans as part of a…

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

The CAMHS Team is our local NHS support service for children and young people. The service consists of a friendly and dedicated team of professionals from a range of professional backgrounds including doctors, psychologists, nurses and other experts who can assist with understanding and supporting…

Child and family safety

Safeguarding Self-isolating can bring new unsettling challenges for you and your family. If you are worried about your safety or the safety of your child, please contact the following teams: Please call the Social Services helpline on 020 7361 3013 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm) or…

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…
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