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15 and 30 hours free early learning for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds promotional videos

The following video explains about the 15 and 30 hours funded early education and childcare for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds in Kensington and Chelsea. You can also access a subtitled version in: Albanian, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya

15 hours free early education and childcare for every 3 and 4-year-old

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 free childcare,…

Accessibility Strategy

The Council is required under the Equality Act 2010 to have an accessibility strategy in which it promotes better access for disabled pupils at school. This duty predates the Children and Families Act which means that the activities to ensure effective and timely support for…

Accessible transport options

There are any accessible transport options for or children and young people that do not meet the criteria for travel assistance but still require assistance with their home to school travel. Please see below for more information on the accessible transport options, schemes and journey…

Additional ‘top up’ funding for children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan

What is top-up funding? When pupils have special educational needs, their school (or college) uses their existing budgets to put in place any extra help that is needed which isn’t already available through a central service.  When the cost of extra help reaches £6,000 a…

Agency Support

Once a Short Breaks assessment has been completed, it could be decided that agency support is needed. An agency from the following list will be contacted to support a CYP and their family. Agency support will be in one of the following ways: -        Support…

Annual Health Check

Annual health checks are for adults and young people aged 14 or over with a learning disability. An annual health check helps you stay well by talking about your health and finding any problems early, so you get the right care. You do not have…

Applying for and choosing schools if your child has special educational needs

Drawn by Callum, age 8 Most children with special educational needs can be taught in mainstream schools. If your child has more severe or complex needs they may need to go to a special school or school with a special unit.   Applying for school…

Approaches used in the Bi-borough to support with autism

The Bi-borough uses a team made up of a wide range of professionals to support a personalised approach for meeting a child with autism’s individual support needs. Over the years, a number of teaching approaches have been proposed. These include interventions that target specific areas. These…

Assessing children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities

Children with special educational needs (SEN) have needs or disabilities that affect their ability to learn. Special educational needs aren't always a lifelong problem. Some children only need support for a short time. Just because your child is learning more slowly than others doesn't mean…

Assessment and Review Team 6-14

To access support from this team your child/young person will need to meet the eligibility criteria: formal diagnosis of a disability, complex health needs or autism diagnosis with a diagnosed Learning Disability.   This team will complete/oversee new assessments for this age group and review…

Assessment of SEN

Your child may need an Education, Health and Care needs assessment if the extra support they are receiving is not helping or they have severe or complex needs. If the assessment is agreed, your child will be issued with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).…

Assessment request forms related to the Education, Health and Care process

Assessment request forms related to the Education Health and Care (EHC) plan process: EHC Education Setting Request Form EHC Parent Carer Request Form EHC Social Care request for professional advice EHC Professional Information and Advice form  All About Me Form / Template

Autism Zone

I am... A parent wondering if my child is autistic A parent of an autistic child An autistic young person Interested in Autism Training

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…

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 Inclusion for Disabled Children

As part of the Short Breaks offer, you might decide that your child would like to access a mainstream provision for their Short Break.  The Bi-borough (Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster) employ an Inclusion Officer who can help you with this process.  For pricing and…

Bi-Borough Inclusion Service

The Bi-borough Inclusion Service delivers dynamic and creative special education support for students with a range of SEND needs, staff, parents/carers and a wide range of related services. We work with children and young people with SEND aged 0-25 in partnership with families, schools, health…

Bi-borough Sensory Impairment Support Service consultation

8 March 2019 - Update - Consultation Report Thanks to all those who took part in the consultation, which is now closed. The final report is now available via this link. For any further comments, feedback or suggestions on the proposal, this report or the future…

Bi-borough Short Breaks Parenting Programme

The Bi-borough Short Breaks Service offers a range of parenting support groups and training for parent/carers. Please look at our training calendar which lists all upcoming courses and workshops. Please see the below links for online videos you can do with your child or young…

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…

Changes to primary school assessment for pupils with the most complex needs

The Department for Education (DfE) has announced that, from 2020, primary school pupils with the most complex needs will have their attainment measured using a new approach better able to reflect their progress.  A limitation of the ‘P scales’, currently used for all students in…

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…
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