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Child and family safety

Safeguarding Self-isolating can bring new unsettling challenges for you and your family. If you are worried about your safety or the safety of your child, please contact the following teams: Please contact the access team on 020 7641 4000 or accesstochildrensservices@westminster.gov.uk. The out of hours Emergency Duty Team…

Childcare careers and courses

Interested in working with children? Not sure where to start? Whether it is becoming a childminder or working in an early years setting the Early Education and Childcare Service can help. Call on 07971 625922 or email Bi-BoroughChildCareEarlyEd@rbkc.gov.uk to find out more. Alternatively, information about careers in…

Childcare information and early years

This section provides information and guidance about early education and childcare in Westminster, including the different entitlements and funding options. For information on childcare providers in Kensington and Chelsea, visit: Kensington and Chelsea FIS. Tip: To find information about individual providers, use the categories section…

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA)

A Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) is an assessment of existing childcare provision in the borough, mapping supply of, demand for and gaps in the childcare market. The Childcare Act 2006 places a legal duty on local authorities to secure sufficient childcare (so far as is…

Childcare survey - your views matter

The council’s Early Education and Childcare Service would like to know about your experience finding and using nursery places and childcare. Please take a few minutes to tell us what you think: surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ParentCarerEYChildcareSurvey

Childhood health

We want every child and young person growing up in Westminster to have the best start in life. Our key priority is to improve our children’s health and wellbeing, by providing a range of services to make it as easy as possible for them to…

Childminders

Are Ofsted registered carers who look after children in their own homes. They offer a flexible service, caring for children aged from birth to sixteen years. Usually, they only look after up to six children between the ages birth to eight (including their own) but…

Children's Coronavirus fact sheet

Children's Corona Virus Fact Sheet

Choosing childcare for children with SEND

For parents/carers of children who may have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), the following questiopns may be useful when choosing the right childcare provider:  What experience do you have of supporting children with additional needs? Do you have any specific qualifications for supporting children…

Community nurseries

Community nurseries are non-profit-making organisations, often with charitable status, run by voluntary management committees, which may or may not include the parents of children attending. These provide early education and childcare to children from 2- to 5-year-old, and normally offer full and part-time early years…