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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…

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

Early Help

Early Help in Kensington and Chelsea is a way of getting extra support when needed. Our integrated 0-19 (25 with SEND) service aims to help families when difficulties first begin so that we can support them with finding solutions quickly. Through our Family Hub Model,…

Early Years Consultancy Service

The Early Years Consultancy Service is made up to early years advisory teachers and early years development officers. The team provides specialist support to all our childcare providers (including children’s centres) within the maintained, private, voluntary and independent sectors. The Early Years consultants provide support based on a…

Family Hubs newsletters

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

Family Information Service (FIS) Newsletters

Please click on the link below to access the latest newsletter: Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter spring 2022 edition Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter winter 2021 edition Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter autumn 2021 edition Kensington and Chelsea FIS newsletter summer 2021 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…

Health Visiting teams in Kensington and Chelsea

Health Visiting teams: KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA & WESTMINSTER All enquires should be directed via our Single Point of Access (SPA) Contact the KCWHF Team on: T: 0208 200 2500 ext 2 |  Email: clcht.childhealthinformationhubkcwf@nhs.net Or visit the health visiting resource page: New baby and parent resources: Central London Community Healthcare NHS…

Kensington and Chelsea Libraries

There are a 6 public libraries across Kensington and Chelsea offering a wide range of services, activities and events for people of all ages and different needs. Find out more  on the sections below:  Libraries opening times and contact details Becoming a member Events for…

A new wellbeing resource for pregnancy and post-birth (Tommy's)

Tommy's is a digital tool, created in partnership with the Institute of Health Visitors (IHV), the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), Netmums, Public Health England (PHE) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). The resource: Your Baby’s Mum: A wellbeing plan for pregnancy and post-birth offers…

North Family Hub Children's Centre Offer

Our centres are warm and friendly places and welcome all resident families with a child  under five. Our main centres are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. Holmfield House Children’s Centre is also open once a month on a Saturday. At each of our centres…

Outreach

The Early Years team works with voluntary sector childcare partners to ensure we provide services for families and children in the community. We fund the following organisations who provide family support and drop in services in community venues. Because of early years funding these services are…

Resources and activities for under 5s 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…

Resources for Parents and Carers

In this page you parents and carers of young children can access useful resources providing tips and advice: Routines Teeth brushing Potty training Sleep routine Home learning tips and activities for under 5's We have some useful activity sheets for you to download which we will…

Services for families with children under 5 and parents-to-be

Please click on the sections below to access further information and details: Timetable summer 2022 (north) Timetable summer 2022 (south) Family hubs north Family hubs south Register for a children's centre Resources to support children at home

South Family Hub Children's Centre Offer

Our centres are warm and friendly places and welcome all resident families with a child  under five. Our main centres are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Cheyne Children’s Centre is also open once a month on a Saturday. At each of our centres…

Support from your Health Visitor

Health Visitors are currently operating a reduced service to manage staffing capacity and to limit the spread of infection. Health Visitors offer services to families within our children’s centres and local health centres to provide services to families in locations close to their home. After…

Support from your midwife

Hospitals are making changes to help respond to coronavirus and this will impact the way you receive your maternity care. Please see the Mum & Baby app for more information about local pregnancy and maternity services.  You can also find important information for pregnant women and their families on the…

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…

Useful information for families

In this section you will find useful information and contacts: Kensington and Chelsea Citizens Advice Foundation years: what to expect when Food banks in Kensington and Chelsea

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…

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…

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' 
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