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Transitions in the Early Years (information for practitioners)

Starting nursery or school is a big milestone in a child’s life and can be both an exciting and anxious time for the child, parents and carers. Below are a few tips and guidance that can support you as an early years practitioner to make…

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…

Useful contact details for professionals and practitioners

Below you can access the list of:  Westminster Council services Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service (children up to 5 years old): Tel:      07814 804 262 / 07971 625922Email:  Bi-boroughChildCareEarlyEd@rbkc.gov.ukKensington and Chelsea websiteWestminster website Bi-Borough Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Service: Tel:…

Useful information and documents for childminders

If you are a childminder, the following links, documents and guidance may be of interest to you: Guidance on recording and tracking children’s achievements in the revised EYFS EYFS 2019 Handbook  EYFS 2020-21 Handbook  GDPR - what is it and how it will affect your childminding…

Useful organisations (information for childminders)

There are also a number of organisations that can help support you to manage your childminding business, ensure you are covered and do not find yourself caught out during common areas of dispute. Here are some links for you to find out more: PACEY can help…

Volunteering

Make a difference today and join Team Westminster where you can donate your time to help people and good causes. There are many ways to volunteer with Team Westminster. Find a volunteering opportunity on our new volunteering website. Team Westminster Social Action Fit volunteering around…

Westminster Council Services: information and contact details

Information and contact details can be found on the following link: Westminster City Council: all services

Westminster Libraries

There are a 12 free public libraries based across the city offering a wide range of services, activities and events for people of all ages and different needs. Find out more about the Westminster Libraries on the sections below:  Libraries opening times and contact details…

What is BLM?

Black Lives Matter - BLM Following the brutal murder of George Floyd the BLM movement galvanised the world to start speaking out about matters of racial inenquality. Racism and inequality can only be overcome if it is acknowledged and spoken about by people from all…

What is the Quality and Outcomes Framework?

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is a way the NHS rewards GPs for delivering good practice. It works by rating GP performance in several key areas related to quality care and health outcomes. For example, GP practices gain points for keeping a list of…