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Top things providers need to know about Tax-Free Childcare

Top things providers need to know about Tax-Free Childcare: For full information see the factsheet 

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

The Royal Borough’s Early Years Continuous Professional Development programme (CPD) is a well-regarded and successful programme offering training to over 500 practitioners per annum either at our training venues or in house training courses and network events. The CPD programme is designed to help Ofsted…

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…

Universal Credit

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

Update on childcare service

HMRC are rolling out the childcare service to children aged under 9 on 15 January (children who become 9 on that date also qualify). All remaining eligible parents can apply from 14 February. Today, Tax-Free Childcare opens to parents whose youngest child is under 9,…

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…


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…
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