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Bi-Borough Childcare and Early Education Service

Last Updated 09/09/2019

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 outcomes of children at age five.

Contact us

If you would like to contact a member of the Bi-borough Early Education service team please contact the Family Information Service:

Email: Bi-BoroughChildCareEarlyEd@rbkc.gov.uk

Helpline: 020 7641 7929

Bi-Borough Childcare and Early Education Team

1st Floor

Kensington Town Hall

Hornton Street

London W8 7NX



Best Practice

Online Survey for parents in RBKC and WCC

Help us improve services for parents of children aged 0-5

RBKC and WCC are embarking on an ambitious project to review and improve services available to support parents from pre-birth up until their child turns 5 years old. To do this, we need your help. We want to know what your experience has been of the services and what support you have accessed. What did you find helpful? What do you think could have been better? Please share your views by completing our survey. It will take just 10 minutes of your time but will provide us with invaluable insight into your experience so that we can make the changes that really matter to local families.

You can access the online survey by clicking on this link.

We would be grateful if you could share this information with your families as soon as possible.

 Download the Oral Health Postcards 

Safeguarding

New Bi-Borough LADO

Sharon Ackbersingh at Sharon.Ackbersingh@rbkc.gov.uk has been appointed to the interim LADO post Bi-Borough.  Sharon takes over from Kembra Healy.

LADO referrals and consultations should still be made to the relevant LA LADO duty team, but Sharon has oversight of the LADO service as a whole.

Please update your safeguarding policy documents accordingly.

 

Training Updates

CPD for Autumn term 2019

Training and all packages are now available on the online web-based booking system portal http://services2schools.org.uk/ . In preparation all WCC and RBKC providers have already been set up and should be able to log in and purchase membership package or training sessions on pay as you go basic. Training will be offered on first come first serve basic. Please be aware that it is needed to purchase the membership prior to buying sessions, for the discount to take place.

For any training queries please email: Bi-BoroughChildCareTraining@rbkc.gov.uk

Please find attached How to log in for first time – Attachment

CPD brochure – Attachment

Sessions in September and beginning of October:

  • Mathematical Development on Friday 27 September
  • Free Funding and Portal training for CM on Saturday 28 September
  • PVI Forum on Monday 30 September
  • Out of Schools Forum on Tuesday 1 October
  • Prevent duty on Thursday 3 October
  • Inclusion in Early Years on Tuesday 8 October
  • Communication – when to refer to speech and language therapy on Wednesday 9 October
  • Free funding and Portal training for PVIs on Thursday 10 October and much more
  •  Understanding Autism and cognitive theories to support children with Autism in the Early Years 16/09/2019 - Attachment
  •  Vision Impairment awareness Morning 17/09/2019 - Attachment
  •  SEND Courses – September-October 2019 – Attachment
  •  Safeguarding training available to book through https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/lscb/training-and-resources

SEND/Inclusion Updates

Download the Enhanced SENIF Funding documents right.

Childminders

Childminder Portal Training

Saturday September 28th 10.00 – 12.00, Westminster Adult Education College, 219 Lisson Grove NW8 8LW

This free training will show you the process and procedures for entering data onto the Funding Portal to ensure you receive your funded payments. You must attend this training if you have recently signed up as a new provider, but you can also attend if you wish to have a refresher or are interested in signing up in the future.  

Funded offers

Busy 2s (2-year offer) Universal 3 & 4-year 15 hours entitlement and the 30 hours offer

To book a place or for more information please contact Glynis on:  gmates@westminster.gov.uk 020 7641 1007.

Childminder Information Session

Do you know anyone interested in becoming a childminder or a childminder assistant? If so, please inform them about the below free session:

Childminder Information session: Wednesday 25th September 10.00 – 12.00, Bessborough Family Hub, 1 Bessborough Street SW1V 2JD

To book a place or for more information please contact Glynis on:  gmates@westminster.gov.uk 020 7641 1007.

New Childminder Drop in session

A new weekly childminder drop-in session will be starting on Monday 9th September 10.00 - 11.30 at Clare Gardens Children's Centre 349 Westbourne Park Road W11 1EG

Please note the childminder drop in that was previously held at St Quintin’s will no longer be running. Please do make full use of the new drop in as unless this is well used by childminders the facility will be withdrawn.

Unfortunately, Glynis cannot attend the first session but will aim to attend on Monday 30th September.

Funding

Autumn term 2019

  • Portal opens 23rd September 2019
  • Portal Closes 15th October 2019
  • Actual headcount day: 3rd October (3-4 year olds must have started by this date, for a funding claim to be made)

Ofsted/DfE Updates

 Download the ECU Bulletin NCB – Attachment

Spaces available for Training - Understanding Autism

We gladly announce we still have spaces available for Understanding Autism and cognitive theories to support children with Autism in the Early Years.

The course will be held at our Training Centre in QEII Jubilee School, W9 3LG from 13.00 to 15.30.

You can see the flyer and all information regarding the course on our website.

To book, follow the hyperlinks above which will take you to course page and the booking form. (press CTRL + Click on the link)

I hope you will find it helpful and we are looking forward to seeing you at QE2!

Warm regards 

Luciano Pina

Admin and Finance Officer

Westminster Training and Outreach Service 

QEII Jubilee School

Kennet Road

London W9 3LG

020 7641 5825

l.pina@qe2cp.westminster.sch.uk

 

Spaces available for Training - Vision Impairment awareness Morning

We gladly announce we still have spaces available for Vision Impairment awareness Morning.

The course will be held at our Training Centre in QEII Jubilee School, W9 3LG  on 17th September 2019 from 10.00 to 12.30. 

You can see the download the CPD Document and all information regarding the course on our website.

To book, follow the hyperlinks above which will take you to course page and the booking form. (press CTRL + Click on the link)

I hope you will find it helpful and we are looking forward to seeing you at QE2!

Warm regards,

Luciano Pina

Admin and Finance Officer

Westminster Training and Outreach Service 

QEII Jubilee School

Kennet Road

London W9 3LG

020 7641 5825

l.pina@qe2cp.westminster.sch.uk

 

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