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Early Years and Childcare Q&As

On this page, you can find answers to your questions regarding early years and childcare for special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). All the questions have been submitted by local parents and answered by Local Authority staff. Click on a question to read the response.  …

Early years funding for children with SEND

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…

Early Years Hub

"Brilliant Beginnings for all Children" Welcome to the Bi-Borough Early Years Hub, a dedicated space for Early Years professionals and childminders in Westminster. The Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service is committed to supporting you and to strengthening your childcare business. Our aim is to support you…

Early years in schools

"Brilliant beginnings for all children" Welcome to the Bi-borough Early Years hub, a dedicated space for Early Years professionals in schools in Westminster. The Bi-borough Early Education and Childcare Service is committed to supporting you and to strengthening your school setting. Our aim is to support you in…

Early years support in the home

Drawn by Nico, age 6 Early Support Service Early Support is a key working service available to families caring for children (aged 0-5) with a complex disability requiring them to be in contact with a wide range of health and social care professionals. It provides…

Early Years vacancies

Below you can find information about settings that currently advertise vacancies: Abbots Manor Nursery: We currently have places for children on the 2yr offer and 3yrs olds. Abbots Manor Nursery offer morning and afternoon places 9:00am to 12:00pm & 13:00pm to 16:00pm.  (16.11.2021)

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…