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Core Offer

What is core offer and how do I access it? Families may be signposted to the Local Offer and other available services including those provided by the voluntary sector. These are services where the Local Authority have given the service extra money to enable children…

Counselling services

Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any…

Crime and prevention advice

Keep your belongings safe Smartphones, tablets and laptops now seem like an essential part of life but they are probably some of the most expensive items you own.  You can download an app that can track or disable your phone if lost or stolen and…

DfE Early Years Child Development training

A new online Early years child development training from the Department for Education is now available. The course is primarily aimed at:  early years practitioners childminders nursery managers However, the training is available to anyone who may find it useful, including parents and carers.  About the training…

Different roles in early education, childcare and playwork

There are a number of different roles in the early years, childcare and playwork sector. Read more about some of them below: Nursery nurse Nursery nurses are qualified members of staff, usually holding a level 3 qualification. They are normally responsible for the care, education and…

Different types of childcare

Choosing childcare is an important decision for you and your family. Child Carers provide you with the flexibility to return to work or continue with your studies knowing that your child is being helped to learn, have fun and make new friends and being looked…

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…

Disabled Children's Register

What is the Disabled Children's Register? The register is a database that holds information about children and young people with disabilities and special needs who live in the City of Westminster.

Disagreements process and procedure

Disagreement resolution arrangements are put in place to resolve a wide-range of disagreements including: Performance of duties SEN provision Disagreements over health and social care provision; and Disagreements between health commissioners and local authorities Disagreement resolution concerns all children and young people with SEN and…