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Becoming a childminder

Childminding is an interesting and rewarding career. You can gain professional qualifications, get support in setting up your own business, work from your own home and become your own boss. To become a registered childminder you will need to hold a Level 3 or above in…

Being in care and leaving care

Being looked after If you're under 18 and not living with your parents, Westminster City Council has a duty to help you. This guide tells you about your rights when you are in care, including information on: your care plan your education what you are…

Bi-Borough Autism Advisory Service

The Autism Advisory team has collated an audit for settings to use when they suspect a child may displaying behaviours consistent with Social, Communication differences.  It is recommended that settings use this audit as a tool to assess how often children are displaying behaviours and…

Bi-borough Communication Hub: supporting children to communicate

If you think your child needs some help with their speech, language and communication development, the Bi-borough Communication Hub is here to help. The hub offers free advice, resources and support to young people of all ages and their families in both Kensington and Chelsea…

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare 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…

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…

Breakfast clubs

Breakfast clubs These provide a safe place for your child to wait until school starts and many can provide a healthy low cost breakfast. They normally run for less than two hours and therefore do not need to be registered with Ofsted.  

Building Relationships for Stronger Families programme

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:”

Bullying at school

Please find below some useful links with regards to bullying: Local safeguarding children board/bullying at school parents need to know about bullying at schools and academies Childline/types of bullying Anti bullying: guidance for schools Keeping children safe online