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Westminster Family Information Service

Your Family Information Service Directory COVID-19 / Coronavirus We have created a page to provide service updates and useful resources relating to family information. Please click here to access the page You can also access our SEND Local Offer, offering children and young people (and their families)…

Westminster Libraries

Covid-19 Update Westminster’s libraries are open ready to keep your family entertained with a wealth of free resources available online. eBooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers and eAudiobooks can all be accessed for free with your Westminster library card, including special eResources for children and young people. If you’re not already…

What is a Children’s Centre?

If you have a child aged 0 to 5 years old, you can receive free parenting support and information at your local Family Hub or Children’s Centre. What can a children's centre help with? A wide range of organisations and professionals work at your local children's…

What is BLM?

Black Lives Matter - BLM Following the brutal murder of George Floyd the BLM movement galvanised the world to start speaking out about matters of racial inenquality. Racism and inequality can only be overcome if it is acknowledged and spoken about by people from all…

What is the Quality and Outcomes Framework?

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is a way the NHS rewards GPs for delivering good practice. It works by rating GP performance in several key areas related to quality care and health outcomes. For example, GP practices gain points for keeping a list of…

What to expect, when? Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage

How to use this guide The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. For those working in the early years - whether in a nursery, pre-school, a childminder or…

What to expect, when? Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage

How to use this guide The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. For those working in the early years - whether in a nursery, pre-school, a childminder or…

What types of services and activities take place at Children’s Centres?

Family Hubs and Children’s Centres offer a range of services and activities: play sessions health visiting services and clinics offering information and support community drop-in sessions for children and carers breastfeeding groups family learning adult education classes and training individual support through home visiting dental…

When can I use Children’s Centres?

Family Hubs and Children’s Centres are open at least five days a week. Each venue has set opening hours and an activities calendar, so you can plan when you and your family will attend different sessions, depending on your interests. Visit your local centre to…

Why do we have Children’s Centres?

Family Hubs and Children’s Centres bring together lots of organisations including Westminster City Council, NHS Westminster and voluntary and community partners to give you and your family the best possible services. The services available at Children’s Centres help children and their families to: be healthy…