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Thinking about the future?

For students from Year 9 onwards who may be thinking about higher education or are interested but do not know much about it, there is a new website to get a flavour of what it would be like to continue studying. There are short, fun…

Tips for using 30 hours free childcare

Please have a look at the following link to access tip on using 30 hours free childcare: Tips for_using_30_hours free childcare.

Training and employment

This section offers information about training and job opportunities in Westminster.  Also, there are a number of schemes and programmes that can help you get into employment. Have a look at the sections below for further details: Education and training Employment Opportunities Volunteering Family learning…

Training for Professionals and Practitioners

This page aims to provide information about training opportunities for professionals and practitioners working with children and young people: Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service (BBEECS) training offer: The CPD programme is designed to help Ofsted registered early years and childcare providers (including childminders), children’s…

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…

Urgent Safety Alert issued for baby self-feeding pillows

The Office for Product Safety and Standards has issued an Urgent Safety Alert for baby self-feeding pillows and is urging the public to stop using them immediately and dispose of them safely. Baby self-feeding pillow products are designed to be attached to a bottle so…

Useful contact details for professionals and practitioners

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service (children up to 5 years old): Tel:         07814 804 262 / 07971 625922Email:     Bi-boroughChildCareEarlyEd@rbkc.gov.ukWebsite: Westminster website Bi-Borough Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Service: Tel:      020 7361 3311Email:  SEN@rbkc.gov.ukPost:    Kensington Town Hall, 2nd…

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…