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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…

Will I qualify for 30 hours free childcare?

Attention Working Parents! This term, we’re encouraging parents who want to take up a 30 hours place in the autumn term to apply now and no later than the end of June, to get their code in good time. HMRC sometimes needs more information from…

Windrush Day

HMT Windrush as it sailed into Tilbury DocksWindrush Day is on 22nd June and celebrates the arrival of HMT Windrush, which brought people from various Caribbean islands, who had been encouraged by the British government to live and work in the UK after the end…

Working in Early Years and childcare

Working in Early Years and Childcare Working in the Early Years and Childcare sector is high on the Government's plan to meet the needs of families across Westminster. Here you will find essential information on working in the childcare sector. See FAQs below and also…

Young people’s Hub

This page has been created for young people up to 19 (or up to the age of 25 if you have additional needs) and would like to be up-to-date about matters that concern you! Here you can find useful information and guidance about being a…

Youth Service Updates: COVID-19

We have created this page on the Westminster Family Information Service to share resources and information that may be useful for young people.  We will add any relevant updates from specific services as they become available. If your service would like to update this website with additional…