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Childcare Grant

You may be eligible for help with your learning costs if you: are a full-time higher education student have children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs The grant: doesn’t have to be paid back is paid on top of your…

Childcare information and early years

COVID-19 / Coronavirus We have created a page to provide service updates and useful resources relating to Family Information. Please click here to access the page From birth through to adulthood, education is vital to the development of children and young people and many continue…

Childcare Information for Social Workers and Foster Carers

Children in foster care are now entitled to 30 hours free childcare giving foster families the same support as other families. This note helps social workers and foster parents understand the background to 30 hours free childcare and how it will work for children in…

Childhood health

The council funds free interactive classes to help you give your children the best start in life and make healthy changes to your family’s lifestyle. MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do it!) classes help you and your child become more active and healthier, and reach or maintain…

Children with disabilities

Support for children with disabilities If you feel that you need support we will need to complete an assessment. A duty social worker will visit you and your family/parents in your home to complete this assessment. They need to meet with you to find out how they…

Children's Coronavirus fact sheet

Children's Corona Virus Fact Sheet

Choosing childcare for children with SEND

All parents have a lot to think about when choosing childcare for their child. For parents of children who may have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), the process can be particularly challenging. Visiting multiple childcare providers to get a sense of the support they…

Choosing childcare for parents and grandparents

Informal childcare Many families use informal childcare as an option when returning to work or training, rather than formal childcare such as nurseries or centre-based care. Some grandparents take on an even greater role when their child is unable to parent, and so become primary…

The council's promise to children and young people

Westminster City Council has made an 8-point promise to children and young people. This is called the Children's Charter.   Adults who work with you in Westminster will: Listen to your views and take them seriously Help you to be healthy Help you to feel more…

Counselling services

Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment. A counsellor is trained to listen with empathy (by putting themselves in your shoes). They can help you deal with any…