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Nannies and home-based carers

Nannies and home carers are exempt from the requirement to register as a childminder under The Childcare (Exemptions from Registration) Order 2008 if they provide childcare for no more than two families in the parent’s homes. They are currently not permitted to register on the…

National Guidance

If your child is unwell for a non-related coronavirus issue, remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done. For the latest advice on Coronavirus and how parents and carers can support their children during this period,…

New EYFS framework (from Sep 2021)

Dear Early Years Provider, From September 2021, all early years providers must follow the new early years foundation stage (EYFS) framework.  The key aims of the reforms are to:  improve child outcomes at age 5, particularly in early language and literacy, especially for disadvantaged children; and reduce workload,…

A new wellbeing resource for pregnancy and post-birth (Tommy's)

A new wellbeing resource for pregnancy and post-birth (Tommy's) Tommy's have launched a digital version of the NICE-approved Pregnancy and Post-birth Wellbeing Plan. The new digital tool, created in partnership with the Institute of Health Visitors (IHV), the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), Netmums, Public Health…

News and updates for early years practitioners

Please find below the links to the latest updates: WEEKLY UPDATES 07.02.22

NHS Flu vaccination programme for 2/3 year olds

All children aged 2 and 3 can have a free flu vaccine at their GP practice. The vaccine is usually given as a single painless spray squirted up the nose. This spray contains a highly processed from of porcine gelatine. The NHS are now able…

Nursery classes within a primary school setting (nursery schools)

These provide early education and childcare to children from 3- to 5-year-old, however, some may accept children from the age of 2. Families normally would have to apply to the nursery in a similar way to you would for a school place. If your application…

Nutritional Information

The Eatwell Guide & food groups 5 a day Food labels Sugar Smart Physical Activity

Occupational Therapy (OT) Referrals

Children and Young People's Occupational Therapy (CYPOT) Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic there is a change to this service. Please visit Coronavirus Page on local offer (Kensington and Chelsea / Westminster)  for more information and details of how to contact the service.  Working in…

Ofsted information and guidance for practitioners

This section has been created to provide information and guidance relating to Ofsted: Registering with Ofsted: Before you register with Ofsted to become a childcare provider, you should make sure you’re ready by: contacting the Early Years Advisory Team checking all documentation, policy and procedures and…