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COVID-19 / Coronavirus: information and support for young people

In the following sections, you can find useful information and guidance about Covid-19 / Coronavirus: Resources for young people Emotional wellbeing support Young Westminster Young Westminster: responding to COVID-19 Young Westminster: resources Bereavement support

Day nurseries

Day nurseries normally provide early education and childcare for children from 3 months to 5 years. These tend to open from Monday to Friday, and from 8.00am to 6.00pm, but some are open longer hours tailored to the needs of working parents. These also tend to…

Different types of childcare

Information on childcare Childcare Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, some childcare vacancy information may not be up-to-date. Please call providers for the most up-to-date childcare vacancy information. See resources for families staying at home. Choosing childcare is an important decision for you and your family. Child…

Disability Access Fund (DAF)

From April 2017, the Government introduced new funding for Early Years childcare providers to enable them to offer more places to young children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). This funding is called the Disability Access Fund (DAF). The DAF is available to Early Years…

Do an apprenticeship

Apprenticeships Please find below information about apprenticeships: A guide to apprenticeships 42 top apprenticeship programmes for young people in the UK The A-Z of apprenticeships GOV.UK: Become an apprentice Apprenticeships: 14 to 19-years-olds National Careers Service   Summer Maker Challenge and Imperial Apprenticeships

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse If you are affected by domestic abuse, support is still available to you through a number of different ways during this period: The Angelou Partnership (translators available): 0808 801 0660 or 020 8741 7008 Women’s Aid via instant messaging service or email support Save Lives advice and resources to support you…

Download the FIS app to your mobile device

Why not make accessing the Family Information Service easier by downloading a shortcut to your mobile device? Follow the step-by-step guides below to learn how you can do this for iPhone, iPad or Android devices.

Early education and childcare information

This section provides information and guidance about early education and childcare in Westminster, including the different entitlements and funding options. The following video explains about the 15 and 30 hours funded early education and childcare for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds. You can also access a…

Early Help

In Westminster we use the term 'early help' to refer to any extra support you may need for your family.  This can range from providing information, to support in your home or recommending courses that might be helpful for you. You might already be using…

Early Intervention Service team (Short Breaks)

Short breaks are for families with children aged between 0 and 18 years old who are affected in their everyday life by one or more of the following: A physical impairment A sensory impairment Chronic physical ill health A communication or language disorder An Autistic…