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Disclosure and Barring Service DBS checks for childcare providers

This factsheet sets out Ofsted’s position on Disclosure and Barring (DBS) checks for childcare providers who register with Ofsted.

Domestic Abuse

Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This abuse can encompass, but is not limited to:…

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 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 help, portage & parental counselling

Rainbow Nursery & Family Centre provide independent supoort for parents of children with SEND. The services provides information for parents on what services are available, helps parents navigate the EHCP process and can act as a point of contact for clinicans and social workers. For details…

Early Years and Childcare Q&As

On this page, you can find answers to your questions regarding early years and childcare for special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). All the questions have been submitted by local parents and answered by Local Authority staff. Click on a question to read the response.  …

Early years funding for children with SEND

Early years settings include nurseries, pre-schools and childminders providing early education for children up to the age of five. These settings are expected to meet the needs of most children from their core budget. However, if early years settings are unable to meet a child's…

Early Years Hub

"Brilliant Beginnings for all Children" Welcome to the Bi-borough Early Years Hub, a dedicated space for Early Years professionals and childminders in Westminster. The Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service team is committed to supporting you and to strengthening your childcare business. Our aim is to…

Early Years partner offer

Business skills   Early Years SEND Local Offer Federation of Westminster Special School Training and Outreach Service   First aid courses   Food safety and health and safety courses Local safeguarding board Prevent duty training Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Service Tri-Music Together - Musical…

Early years support in the home

Drawn by Nico, age 6 Early Support Service Early Support is a key working service available to families caring for children (aged 0-5) with a complex disability requiring them to be in contact with a wide range of health and social care professionals. It provides…