Skip to main content

Advice & Information

 Directory results

Early Help

In Westminster we use the term early help to refer to any extra support you may need for your family.  This can range from providing information, to support in your home or recommending courses that might be helpful for you. You might already be using…

Early help, portage & parental counselling

Rainbow Nursery & Family Centre provide independent supoort for parents of children with SEND. The services provides information for parents on what services are available, helps parents navigate the EHCP process and can act as a point of contact for clinicans and social workers. For details…

Early Years and Childcare Q&As

On this page, you can find answers to your questions regarding early years and childcare for special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). All the questions have been submitted by local parents and answered by Local Authority staff. Click on a question to read the response.  …

Early years funding for children with SEND

Early years settings include nurseries, pre-schools and childminders providing early education for children up to the age of five. These settings are expected to meet the needs of most children from their core budget. However, if early years settings are unable to meet a child's…

Early Years Hub

"Brilliant Beginnings for all Children" Welcome to the Bi-borough Early Years Hub, a dedicated space for Early Years professionals and childminders in Westminster. The Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service team is committed to supporting you and to strengthening your childcare business. Our aim is to…

Early Years partner offer

Business skills   Early Years SEND Local Offer Federation of Westminster Special School Training and Outreach Service   First aid courses   Food safety and health and safety courses Local safeguarding board Prevent duty training Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Service Tri-Music Together - Musical…

Early years support in the home

Drawn by Nico, age 6 Early Support Service Early Support is a key working service available to families caring for children (aged 0-5) with a complex disability requiring them to be in contact with a wide range of health and social care professionals. It provides…

Emergency Childcare

When you have young children it's not a case of if you have a breakdown in your usual childcare but when. As a parent of nursery age children, you need a backup plan for when your usual childcare arrangements fall through. After all, friends and family are not always available…

Emergency help with money

If you are struggling to afford the basic household items for your family, the following programmes may be able to help:

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

What is it? A benefit that’s paid if you are unable to work because of sickness or disability. Who gets it? If you can’t work because of a pregnancy-related illness and you can’t claim Statutory Sick Pay. Employment and Support Allowance can be paid until…