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The four-part 'graduated approach'

The four-part 'graduated approach' is designed to help you decide on the levels of support and type of action to be put in place for children in your school or setting:  Assess The early years practitioner or SENCO should work in collaboration with parent/carers to identify…

Free school meals

Free school meals is a government initiative which provides children with a nutritious meal during term time. All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 receive free school meals, this is known as universal Infant free school meals. For children in year 3 or above,…

Funding in the EY

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…

GDPR - What your setting needs to know

Below we have put together relevant information about the GDPR: PACEY: GDPR guide Additional information for childminders EY Alliance: preparing your setting for GDPR General Data Protection Regulation guide Data Protection fee NDNA Data Protection FAQs Should you have any queries, please contact the Early…

Get parenting support and advice at your local Family Hub

Children’s Centres have gone through some changes over the last year and we will now be developing three new Family Hubs in Westminster – Churchill Gardens in the south, Queen’s Park in the north west, and Church Street in the north east. These will develop…

Golden Girls support group

Golden girls is the name of an online support group for girls aged 12-18 recently launched in our Early Help, Intensive Support Team. This resource was developed in response to understanding that many young people were feeling isolated and lonely in this lockdown, especially those…

GP Surgeries

GP surgeries in Westminster:  Crawford Street Clinic Great Chapel Street Medical Centre Grand Union Health Centre Lisson Grove Health Centre

Grandparents as childcarers

Grandparents sometimes decide to care for their grandchildren. On the following link you can learn about National Insurance (NI) credits if you are caring for a family member under the age of 12: Specified Adult Childcare credits: fact sheet - GOV.UK  In addition: Looking after…

Grandparents as childminders

Grandparents sometimes decide to care for non-related children as well as their own grandchildren. For grandparents, this decision can mean an extra source of income and professional development. For parents, this can provide extra comfort in the knowledge that their child’s carer will get continued…

Guidance for service providers

There are two sections of this website: Information for Families provides information to all parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-19 years, or 0-25 years if their child has a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND). The SEND Local Offer focuses on providing…