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Emergency childcare

When you have young children it's not a case of if you have a breakdown in your usual childcare but when. As a parent of nursery age children, you need a backup plan for when your usual childcare arrangements fall through. After all, friends and family are not always available…

Enhanced SEN Inclusion Fund (SENIF)

The Enhanced SEN Inclusion Fund (SENIF) is available to ensure the inclusion of children with additional needs in early education.  The Enhanced SENIF is for:  3- and 4-year olds (no matter where they live) who are taking up any number of hours of free entitlement who…

EY Hub updates: COVID-19

We have created this page in the Early Years Hub to share resources and information that may be useful to your childcare business, organisation, staff and those working with children and young people. We are committed to supporting your setting during this period and will maintain…

Fair processing notice for 2 year old funding

This privacy notice explains to parents and carers how their personal information will be collected and shared by Westminster City Council to process applications for 2 year old funding. Westminster City Council are the Data Controllers of this information and we will use this information in…

Family Hubs

Family Hubs provide support for parents/carers and their children, and young people up to the age of 19 (or to 25 for those with special educational needs and disabilities). At Westminster Family Hubs you can find friendly, experienced and qualified staff who can assist you with…

Family Information Service (FIS) Newsletters

Here you will find copies of our Family Information Service Newsletters: FIS newsletter winter 2021 edition FIS newsletter autumn 2021 edition FIS newsletter summer 2021 edition FIS newsletter spring 2021 edition  FIS newsletter winter 2020 edition  FIS newsletter autumn 2020 edition

Family Information Service updates: COVID-19

We have created this page to share resources and information that may be useful to families and those working with children and young people.  We will add any relevant updates from specific services as they become available.  If your service would like to update this…

Government schemes to help with childcare costs

Are you looking for support with childcare costs? Childcare Choices brings together all the government childcare offers in one place for the first time. The new Childcare Choices website makes it easy to find out what’s on offer. Use the Childcare Calculator at www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator to…

Grandparents as childcarers

This section has been created to provide information advice and guidance for parents and grandparents looking for childcare options. Find out about your options by clicking the relvant tiles below: Informal childcare Grandparents as childminders Useful links Different types of childcare: Before and after school…

The Healthy Early Years programme and award scheme

The Healthy Early Years programme and award scheme is funded by the Public Health team for Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster.  The programme is open to all early years settings including Children’s Centres and nurseries, and its main aim is to support and encourage settings…