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This page has been created to pull together FAQs to support your setting. Here is an overview of everything that needs to be considered when registering with Ofsted: 

Financial support for young people

Please find below information about financial support available for young people: Student finance University and college hardship funds Learner support: financial help for over 19s Dance and drama awards Bursaries, scholarships and awards Young people's charitable trusts The Prince's Trust Help for self employed Financial…

Fostering and adoption

The Westminster Adoption Service is now run by Coram Ambitious for Adoption. If you are enquiring about Adopting a Child please contact adoption@coram.org.uk  If you are enquiring about Post Adoption Support please contact corampostadoption@westminster.gov.uk If you are enquiring about your birth or adoption records prior to 1975…

The four-part 'graduated approach'

The four-part 'graduated approach' is designed to help you decide on the levels of support and type of action to be put in place for children in your school or setting:  Assess The early years practitioner or SENCO should work in collaboration with parent/carers to identify…

Free school meals

Free school meals is a government initiative which provides children with a nutritious meal during term time. All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 receive free school meals, this is known as universal Infant free school meals. For children in year 3 or above,…

Funding in the EY

Early years settings include nurseries, pre-schools and childminders providing early education for children up to the age of five. These settings are expected to meet the needs of most children from their core budget. However, if early years settings are unable to meet a child's…

GDPR - What your setting needs to know

Below we have put together relevant information about the GDPR: PACEY: GDPR guide Additional information for childminders EY Alliance: preparing your setting for GDPR General Data Protection Regulation guide Data Protection fee NDNA Data Protection FAQs Should you have any queries, please contact the Early…

Get parenting support and advice at your local Family Hub

Children’s Centres have gone through some changes over the last year and we will now be developing three new Family Hubs in Westminster – Churchill Gardens in the south, Queen’s Park in the north west, and Church Street in the north east. These will develop…

Golden Girls support group

Golden girls is the name of an online support group for girls aged 12-18 recently launched in our Early Help, Intensive Support Team. This resource was developed in response to understanding that many young people were feeling isolated and lonely in this lockdown, especially those…

GP Surgeries

GP surgeries in Westminster:  Crawford Street Clinic Great Chapel Street Medical Centre Grand Union Health Centre Lisson Grove Health Centre