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Educational, training and employment opportunities for young people

You can leave school on the last Friday in June if you’ll be 16 by the end of the summer holidays. However, you must then do one of the following until you are 18: stay in full-time education, for example at a college start an…

EHC needs assessment (EHCNA)

What is an EHCNA? (Education, Health and Care needs assessment) This is the initial document submitted in the process which is then reviewed by the Early Years panel who look at the evidence to decide whether they agree to assess for the Education Health Care…

Emotional wellbeing support for young people

Mental health is just like physical health, everybody has it, and it’s important to take care of it. Feeling down some of the time is normal, but if you want to talk to someone about your thoughts or feelings, there are plenty of routes you…

ESOL (English to Speakers of other Languages) courses

In this section you can explore ESOL learning opportunities: NOVA New Opportunities Morley College The Clement James Centre Response Community Projects Workers Education Association (WEA) Should you have any queries, please contact the Family Information Service

EY Virtual Conference 2021

Thank you for attending our first virtual conference. Many of you wanted to receive the presentations from the workshops and this page has been created so that you can access the documents. We hope that these become useful tools for your childcare business. 2020-2021- INCLUSION…


Please find here relevant information and links regarding the EYFS: New EYFS framework (from Sep 2021) EYFS guidance on exemptions EYFSP handbook EY inspection handbook Development matters Progress check at age 2 Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

EYFS adopter documents

Please find here relevant information and links regarding the EYFS EYFS Profile EYFS reform change map Development Matters EYFSP reforms early adopter version handbook Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Family hubs & Children's centres

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 communities…

Family Hubs newsletters

Please click on the links below to access the latest Kensington and Chelsea Family Hubs newsletters: 2022 December 2022 edition September 2022 edition July 2022 edition June 2022 edition  May 2022 edition April 2022 edition 2021 December 2021 edition November 2021 edition July 2021 edition…

Family Information Service (FIS) Newsletters

Please click on the link below to access the latest newsletter: Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter winter 2022 edition Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter autumn 2022 edition Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter summer 2022 edition Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter spring 2022 edition Kensington and…

Family Information Service updates: Covid-19

For general information from the Council regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit Kensington and Chelsea’s coronavirus advice and information pages. For support for families with children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities, please visit the Local Offer COVID-19 webpage. National guidance…

Family Support

This section aims to provide guidance on how to help keep your family safe and well.  Early Help Safeguarding children Domestic violence and abuse Organisations and services providing family support

Financial support for young people

Please find below information about financial support available for young people: Student finance University and college hardship funds Learner support: financial help for over 19s Dance and drama awards Bursaries, scholarships and awards Care leaving services Children Services charitable trust The Princes' Trust Help for…

Financial support, housing and food

Financial support If you have financial concerns, support is available to provide you with information or speak specifically about your situation. Please visit the Kensington and Chelsea webpage on how the council and government can support you financially. You can also contact the Local Support Payments helpline…

Fire safety

Access the London Fire Brigade (LFB) website for more information about Fire safety at home. The LFB Schools Team provides fire safety education to children in primary schools within Greater London. You can contact them: By telephone: 020 7960 3629; or by email: [email protected]

Food Banks

You can find information about the food banks available at present through the link below Kensington and Chelsea Social Council:  FOOD BANKS

Forums for early years practitioners

PVI forums Leadership and Network forums SEND forums Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory team

Fostering and Adoption

The Kensington and Chelsea Adoption Service is now run by Coram Ambitious for Adoption. If you are enquiring about Adopting a Child please contact [email protected]  If you are enquiring about Post Adoption Support please contact [email protected] If you are enquiring about your birth or adoption records prior to 1975 (National Children’s Adoption Association) please…

The four-part 'graduated approach'

The four-part 'graduated approach' is designed to help you decide on the levels of support and type of action to be put in place for children in your school or setting:  Assess The early years practitioner or SENCO should work in collaboration with parent/carers to identify…

Free learning courses

Details of free learning courses to help you continue your learning, whatever your age or interests: Alison Setting up a free account gives access to over 1000 courses. Courses in the IT category help you learn everything from standard Microsoft packages through to coding and game…

Free school meals (FSM)

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following benefits: Income Support income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance income-related Employment and Support Allowance support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 the guaranteed element of Pension Credit…

Funding in the EY

In the sections below, you will be able to find specific information about the different source of funding available in the Early Years and related data: Funding for children with SEND: Early years settings include nurseries, pre-schools and childminders providing early education for children up…

GDPR information

Below we have put together relevant information about the GDPR: PACEY: GDPR guide EY Alliance: preparing for GDPR NDNA: data protection FAQ's Data Protection fee Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Get Your Free Flu Vaccine

There are a rising number of flu cases in children, sometimes these cases can be very serious. The free flu vaccine is the best way to protect them and others from flu. Vaccinations can take up to two weeks to take effect so now is…

Glossary of terms

More information coming to this section soon.  
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