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Domestic Violence Support

Domestic violence or abuse deeply affects families and the wider community and leaves a devastating impact on survivors.  Abuse can take many forms, including emotional and psychological abuse, physical and sexual violence, coercive and controlling behaviour, including economic abuse. Children are deeply affected by living with domestic…

Early education (Early Years Foundation Stage: EYFS)

Early Years education is a non-compusary stage of education generally comprising the ages from birth to 5 (or to the date when a child starts reception). Depending on individual circumstances, parents or carers may chose whether their child go to nursery or are cared for…

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 and information about local early years providers. Choosing a provider and help paying for childcare: 2-year-olds: 15 hours for eligible low-income and working families 3…

Early Help

The Early Help service provides help and support to children, young people and their families from before birth up to the age of 19. All families face challenges and sometimes need support. Early Help is about providing this support as soon as possible to tackle difficulties…

Early Help and family support

In this section you can access information on the help and support available for families in Westminster: About the Early Help Service Family hubs Parenting support Domestic violence support Youth Justice Service Information for professionals Main services in this category: On the following sections, you…

Early years and childcare

When children are aged between 0-5 years, they are said to be in their “early years”. The early years are an important time for all children because experiences early-on in life can have long-term effects on development. They can be especially crucial years for children…

Early Years and Childcare careers, courses and qualifications

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) The EYFS Framework sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes. The following link…

Early Years Educator apprenticeships (Skills for Life)

Spark children’s imaginations and make a difference to their development, while you earn as you learn. For further information, visit: Early Years Educator (apprenticeships.gov.uk). Or have a look at the following case studies.

Early Years event leaflet and poster

Please below a link to a copy of the poster and flyer for the Under 5s event taking place on Tuesday the 30th of May at Barlby Primary School and Thursday the 1st of June at St Gabriel's Primary School: Poster Leaflet  If you require…

Early Years Hub for practitioners

'Brilliant Beginnings for ALL Children' Welcome to the Bi-Borough Early Years Hub, a dedicated platform to support Early Years Practitioners and Childminders in Westminster. In this section, we aim to provide you with important updates, information and guidance, which hopefully you will find useful. Please feel…