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Income Support

Income Support is a means-tested benefit that you may be able to claim if you are on a low income. The amount you receive will depend on your personal circumstances. You may be entitled to Income Support if you are not required by Jobcentre Plus…

Independent (Private) Schools

What are independent schools? Independent schools (also known as private schools) are educational providers not funded or maintained by the Government. Pupils at independent schools may not follow the national curriculum. You will usually be expected to pay fees for your child to attend an…

Information for childminders

"Brilliant beginnings for all children" The Bi-borough Early Education and Childcare Service is committed to supporting you and to strengthening your childcare business. Our aim is to support you in your practice so children in your care can have the best possible start in life, and to…

Information for professionals and practitioners

Welcome to the Westminster Family Information Service (FIS) 'Information for professionals' page. In this platform, we hope you will be able to find updates and useful information about specific topics which are relevant to you. Please have a look at the different sections below:      …

Information leaflets

The following video explains about the 15 and 30 hours funded early education and childcare for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds in Westminster. You can also access a subtitled version in: Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Kurdish, Somali, Sorani, Tigrinya. WCC funded early education and childcare leaflet…

Internet Safety Guides

Download the Internet safety Guides for parents of children of all ages.

Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)

If you are unemployed, or work less than 16 hours a week, you may be entitled to claim JSA while you are looking for a job. You must sign a Jobseeker’s Agreement at your local Jobcentre Plus detailing what steps you will take to find…

Junior ISA

A junior ISA is a permanently tax-free savings or investment wrapper aimed at encouraging families to save for their children's futures. Any money you put in one will be locked away until your child's 18th birthday, when it becomes their cash, and will become a…

Keep Warm, Keep Well

The weather is set to turn much colder from early next week, and advice has been circulated from Public Health England – see cold weather plan pdf attached, which includes actions for frontline staff and individuals. Advice on keeping warm: Keep Warm, Keep Well  https://www.nhs.uk/livewell/winterhealth/pages/keepwarmkeepwell.aspx  …

Keeping children safe online

This leaflet gives information about how to keep your child safe online. How can you safeguard children from sexting? SafeCall Internet Safety Guides