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Find useful inspection handbooks and frameworks via this link: New EYFS framework (from Sep 2021) EYFS guidance on exemptions EYFSP handbook Development Matters EY inspection handbook Progress check at age 2

EYFS Early adopter documents

EYFS Profile EYFS reform change map Development Matters EYFSP reforms early adopter version handbook

Family Hubs

Family Hubs are a new way of bringing together all the support you may need as a family from pregnancy through to young people turning 19 (or 25 if they have a disability). In Westminster we have three Family Hubs. There should be one in…

Family Information Service (FIS) Newsletters

Here you will find copies of our Family Information Service Newsletters: 2023 Spring edition 2022 FIS newsletter winter 2022 edition FIS newsletter autumn 2022 edition FIS newsletter summer 2022 edition FIS newsletter spring 2022 edition FIS newsletter winter 2021 edition FIS newsletter autumn 2021 edition…

Family safety and social care

This section aims to provide guidance on how to help keep your family safe and well.  Early Help Safeguarding children Domestic violence and abuse Organisations and services providing family support

Financial support for young people

Please find below information about financial support available for young people: Student finance University and college hardship funds Learner support: financial help for over 19s Dance and drama awards Bursaries, scholarships and awards Young people's charitable trusts The Prince's Trust Help for self employed Financial…

Finding childcare

There are lots of different types of childcare to choose from. Some families use informal childcare, such as other family members, friends or neighbours. However you may also find that you need to make more formal childcare arrangements. Some childcare settings provide specialist services for…

Fostering and adoption

The Westminster Adoption Service is now run by Coram Ambitious for Adoption. If you are enquiring about Adopting a Child please contact  If you are enquiring about Post Adoption Support please contact If you are enquiring about your birth or adoption records prior to 1975…

The four-part 'graduated approach'

The four-part 'graduated approach' is designed to help you decide on the levels of support and type of action to be put in place for children in your school or setting:  Assess The early years practitioner or SENCO should work in collaboration with parent/carers to identify…