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Tax Credit

You can claim extra tax credits to help with your childcare costs if you’re eligible. Use this tool to work out what childcare costs you should claim. You can make your claim 7 days before you start paying for childcare. Find out more using the…

Tax-Free Childcare – information for parents and carers

Tax-Free Childcare is for working families to help towards the costs of childcare. How does it work? For every £8 you pay into your online account, the government will pay in £2. This means you can get up to £2,000 per year for each child…

Teaching and learning (EY in schools)

Below we have put together relevant information about Teaching and Learning: EY Virtual Conference Observation, assessment and planning EYFS early adopter documents Development Matters Recovery curriculum Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

Thinking about the future?

For students from Year 9 onwards who may be thinking about higher education or are interested but do not know much about it, there is a new website to get a flavour of what it would be like to continue studying. There are short, fun…

Tips for using 30 hours free childcare

Please have a look at the following link to access tip on using 30 hours free childcare: Tips for_using_30_hours free childcare.

Training and employment

This section offers information about training and job opportunities in Westminster.  Also, there are a number of schemes and programmes that can help you get into employment. Have a look at the sections below for further details: Education and training Employment Opportunities Volunteering Family learning…

Training for Professionals and Practitioners

This page aims to provide information about training opportunities for professionals and practitioners working with children and young people: Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service (BBEECS) training offer: The CPD programme is designed to help Ofsted registered early years and childcare providers (including childminders), children’s…

Transitions in the Early Years (information for practitioners)

Starting nursery or school is a big milestone in a child’s life and can be both an exciting and anxious time for the child, parents and carers. Below are a few tips and guidance that can support you as an early years practitioner to make…

Under 5s Activities to do at home

Here are some resources you can do with your under 5s whilst at home: Download these activities Mindful Monsters Mr Cress Head  Den Building  How to make Playdough  Pasta Jewellery  Shake Rattle and Roll  Brown Bear Physical Activity  Treasure Basket Babies  Owl babies story time…

Useful contact details for professionals and practitioners

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service (children up to 5 years old): Tel:         07814 804 262 / 07971 625922Email:     Bi-boroughChildCareEarlyEd@rbkc.gov.ukWebsite: Westminster website Bi-Borough Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Service: Tel:      020 7361 3311Email:  SEN@rbkc.gov.ukPost:    Kensington Town Hall, 2nd…