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Helpful information when choosing a childminder

Below you can access useful information about childminders: A childminder is a person providing care for one or more children aged between birth and 18, to whom they are not related, for reward, in someone’s home (usually their own). They are allowed to care for…

Holiday clubs and playschemes

Holiday clubs and playschemes provide safe and stimulating play opportunities for school age children at times when schools are not open. Normally, these can offer a wide range of activities such as sports, outdoor and indoor games, arts, crafts and drama. These typically cater for children…

Hungry Little Minds - campaign toolkit

Improving early communication, language and literacy development is a key priority for the government and a cornerstone of building a country that works for everyone. Some of the poorest children in the UK start school months behind their peers and the gap can grow through…

Information leaflets

The following video explains about the 15 and 30 hours funded early education and childcare for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds in Westminster. You can also access a subtitled version in: Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Kurdish, Somali, Sorani, Tigrinya. WCC funded early education and childcare leaflet…

Internet Safety Guides

Download the Internet safety Guides for parents of children of all ages.

Keeping children safe at home (RoSPA)

The following guide by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), provides useful tips and advice on how to keep children safe at home.  You can also access this guide in Dari and in Pashto.  Keeping children safe at home guide

Keeping children safe online

This leaflet gives information about how to keep your child safe online. How can you safeguard children from sexting? SafeCall Internet Safety Guides

Lists of early years and childcare providers

The following guide offers information about the different options for funded early education and childcare in Westminster:  Funded early education and childcare provision in Westminster A comprehensive list of early education and childcare providers in Westminster can also be found on this other link:  Your…

Local authority (LA) maintained nurseries

These facilities are run by the local authority (LA) and may be either nursery classes attached to primary schools or separate, self-contained nursery schools. Places are funded through the Early Years Funding scheme. These usually provide early education and childcare to children from 3- to 5-year-old, however,…

Nannies

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 cared for in…