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Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It’s paid monthly. Download the information below.

Using a nanny

Using a nanny Nannies provide childcare in your own home and can look after children of any age. They often work flexible hours so can be a good option if you work shifts or unsociable hours. Your child will also have the advantage of being…

Visual Impairment

We have created the following factsheets to support EY practitioners: Visual Impairment Service Offer 2019 - 2020  Referral form pathway for visual impairment 2019 Resources and guidance

Volunteering

Make a difference today and join Team Westminster where you can donate your time to help people and good causes. There are many ways to volunteer with Team Westminster. Find a volunteering opportunity on our new volunteering website. Team Westminster Social Action Fit volunteering around…

Westminster Advice Service Partnership

Westminster City Council fund the Westminster Advice Services Parntership to provide advice across a range of areas, including advice on Benefits, Debt, Housing, Employment, Consumer, Legal, Tax, Family law, Energy suppliers and Immigration & Nationality. Westminster Advice Services Partnership is made up of Citizen's Advice…

Westminster Libraries

Covid-19 Update Whilst Westminster’s libraries are temporarily closed, you can keep your family entertained with a wealth of free resources available online. eBooks, eMagazines, eNewspapers and eAudiobooks can all be accessed for free with your Westminster library card, including special eResources for children and young people. If you’re…

What is a Children’s Centre?

If you have a child aged 0 to 5 years old, you can receive free parenting support and information at your local Children’s Centre or Family Hub. What can a children's centre help with? A wide range of organisations and professionals work at your local children's…

What is a Family Hub?

A more integrated workforce: A ‘virtual’ network of providers working with children 0 – 19 years, who share a single approach to working with families across a given area / neighbourhood. It will bring together early intervention work delivered by the wide spectrum of Early Help…

What is the Quality and Outcomes Framework?

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is a way the NHS rewards GPs for delivering good practice. It works by rating GP performance in several key areas related to quality care and health outcomes. For example, GP practices gain points for keeping a list of…

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…