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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…

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…

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who: is under 16 has difficulties walking or needs much more looking after than a child of the same age who does not have a disability If you/your…

Disabled Children's Register

What is the Disabled Children's Register? The register is a database that holds information about children and young people with disabilities and special needs who live in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.   Why do we have a register and what is it…

Emergency Essentials Programme

The Emergency Essentials Programme is provided as part of the BBC's Children in Need. It provides support to families of children and young people living in poverty, who have a lack of the basic facilities which most of us take for granted, and additional pressures…

Free school meals

Your child may qualify for free school meals if you or their other parent are receiving Income Support, income-based Job Seekers Allowance from the Department of Social Security (DSS) or support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. Under the current criteria, children…

Personalisation, personal budgets and direct payments

What is a personal budget? Personalisation places people at the heart of the assessment and discussions about how they would like their services delivered, ensuring they have as much choice and control over the shape of their support as possible. It enables the provision of…

Providers Offering 30 Hours Free Childcare

A list of participating providers for the 30 Hours Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds can be found below: The list is divided into Childminders, Nurseries and Schools which offer this entitlement.

Purple Badge parking scheme

What is the Purple Badge Scheme? The Purple Badge Scheme is the disabled badge scheme for residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Due to the serious parking problems in central London, the Secretary of State for Transport decided that when the European…

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…

Travel Care and Support Service – Home to School Travel Assistance

AUGUST 2020 - LETTER TO PARENTS In advance of the return to school in September 2020, please click this link for a letter regarding Special Educational Needs Transport and what we are doing to reduce the health risks on your child’s journey from home to school and back.…
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