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ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages) courses

The Abbey Centre Westminster Adult Education Service MEWSO Henna

EYFS (information for practitioners)

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 Well Comm training for EYFS

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). There is a children’s centre in each of the Family Hubs with activities…

Family Information Service (FIS) Newsletters

Here you will find copies of our Family Information Service Newsletters: 2023 Autumn edition Summer edition Spring edition 2022 Winter 2022 edition Autumn 2022 edition Summer 2022 edition Spring 2022 edition 2021 Winter 2021 edition Autumn 2021 edition Summer 2021 edition Spring 2021 edition  2020…

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 Learner support: financial help for over 19s Dance and drama awards Extra money to pay for university Young people's charitable trusts The Prince's Trust Financial support for disabled students

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…

Free school meals (FSM)

Free school meals is a government initiative which provides children with a nutritious meal during term time. You can apply for free school meals if your child is in full time education and you receive any of the following benefits: Universal Credit (provided you have an…

Funding in the EY (information for practitioners)

In the sections below, you will be able to find specific information about the different source of funding available in the Early Years and related data: Funding for children with SEND: Early years settings include nurseries, pre-schools and childminders providing early education for children up…