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Childhood health

We want every child and young person growing up in Westminster to have the best start in life. Our key priority is to improve our children’s health and wellbeing, by providing a range of services to make it as easy as possible for them to…

Childminders

Are Ofsted registered carers who look after children in their own homes. They offer a flexible service, caring for children aged from birth to sixteen years. Usually, they only look after up to six children between the ages birth to eight (including their own) but…

Children and young people with disabilities: guidance and support

Support for children and young people with disabilities If you feel that you need support we will need to complete an assessment. A duty social worker will visit you and your family/parents in your home to complete this assessment. They need to meet with you to find…

Children and young people's health and wellbeing

This section aims to provide you with information and guidance to help support your child's health and wellbeing. Emotional wellbeing and mental health Children and young people with SEND Supporting children to communicate Health Matters Dental and oral health Health services and organisations Adolescent health…

Children's Coronavirus fact sheet

Children's Corona Virus Fact Sheet

Choosing childcare for children with SEND

For parents/carers of children who may have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), the following questiopns may be useful when choosing the right childcare provider:  What experience do you have of supporting children with additional needs? Do you have any specific qualifications for supporting children…

Choosing schools and formal education

There are several types of schools and formal education could also take place at your home. You you may decide what is the best educational option for your child depending on your particular preference or circumstances. Have a look at the options below if you are trying to decide…

Community nurseries

Community nurseries are non-profit-making organisations, often with charitable status, run by voluntary management committees, which may or may not include the parents of children attending. These provide early education and childcare to children from 2- to 5-year-old, and normally offer full and part-time early years…

The core purpose of children and family hubs

The core purpose of children and family hubs is to improve outcomes for young children and their families and reduce inequalities between families in greatest need and their peers. Children’s centres provide care and education for families with children, from conception to their fifth birthday.…

The council's promise to children and young people

Westminster City Council has made an 8-point promise to children and young people. This is called the Children's Charter.   Adults who work with you in Westminster will: Listen to your views and take them seriously Help you to be healthy Help you to feel more…