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Tips for using 30 hours free childcare

Please download the document on the right for tips for using 30  hours free childcare.

Training and support for schools and settings

This page brings together council-commissioned training options for schools and settings in Westminster relevant to supporting children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).   View the sections below to find out more about the different training packages that are available. 

Training for Professionals

Information about all training opportunites for Early Years professionals are provided below. Please contact the Childcare and Early Education Service if you would like to advertise any training opportunites for Early Years Practitioners.

Transition workshops

Kidscape's RISE Y6>>Y7 Transition workshops will be taking place over Zoom on the following dates: Wednesday 29th July 10:00-11:30 Monday 3rd August 11:00-12:30 Thursday 13th August 14:00-15:30 Tuesday 18th August 10:00-11:30 Wednesday 26th August 14:00-15:30 Tuesday 1st September 10:00-11:30   RISE focuses on building children's resilience…

Travel Care & Support Team (or SEN Passenger Transport)

The Travel Care and Support Team commissions and manages a range of transport operators who provide transport for schools. For information about applying for travel assistance please use this link. The Travel Care team cannot accept new referrals directly from the public. However, if you…

Troubled Families

The council is taking part in the government’s Troubled Families programme 2015 to 2020. This is a cross agency programme led by Children’s Services to identify and help families with complex needs. In order to identify and support families experiencing complex difficulties, the council and partner organisations,…


Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. They can help you check what benefits you may be entitled to or looks for funds that might be able to give you a…

Under 5s Activities to do at home

Here are some resources you can do with your under 5s whilst at home: Download these activities Mindful Monsters Mr Cress Head  Den Building  How to make Playdough  Pasta Jewellery  Shake Rattle and Roll  Brown Bear Physical Activity  Treasure Basket Babies  Owl babies story time…

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It’s paid monthly. Download the information below.

Using a nanny

Using a nanny Nannies provide childcare in your own home and can look after children of any age. They often work flexible hours so can be a good option if you work shifts or unsociable hours. Your child will also have the advantage of being…