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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…

Help with childcare costs

Help with childcare costs There is financial help available to pay for childcare; this help depends on family circumstances including how much the family earns, whether they are in work or returning to work, and the age of the children. Help is available for all children…

Helpful information when choosing a Childminder

Here are some key facts and items to consider when looking to use a childminder.

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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.  …

How much does a childminder cost?

You will need to negotiate hours, terms and conditions with your childminder. Rates may vary.  Sometimes hourly rates for children attending school are higher than those for the under 5s. Childminders can offer flexible rates, and can accept employers’ childcare vouchers.

How the Healthy Early Years awards work

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…

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.