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Do you have a child under 5? We want to hear your views about services in WCC - complete the survey!

We are looking to see how we can improve the quality of services we provide to parents who live in the borough during the antenatal period up until their child is 5 years old. If you would like to share the experiences of support and…

Early Years Inclusion Funding

From April 2017, new statutory duties were placed upon Local Authorities for supporting children with SEND. This particularly targets children in the early years and accessing 30 hours free childcare.  The Early Years Inclusion Fund is to support 3 & 4 year olds who get…

Early Years Service

Early years services Our responsibilities include: providing information and guidance to parents and families about Westminster’s children’s services providing access to children’s centres to families across the city raising the quality across early years provision ensuring the implementation of the early years foundation stage, including initiatives…

Early years support in the home

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 help with coordinating the care…

Follow us on Facebook!

We have recently started a Facebook page where we are posting information about events in the local and near by areas, childcare information and any otgher useful information for you. Please follow us to stay up-to-date with all that is going on in Westminster. Follow…

Free early education for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

Free early education for 3 and 4-year-olds Three and four-year-olds are guaranteed free places at registered centres or providers whatever your circumstances or income. You could get up to £678.30 per term if your child attends 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the…

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…

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 has been based on the success of the Healthy Schools programme across the three boroughs and started as a pilot programme in…

Heatwave

Guidance for those looking after school children and those in early years settings during heatwaves. Heatwave plan for England – protecting health and reducing harm from severe heat and heatwaves. Further information is available in the PHE leaflet: Looking after children and those in early years…

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…
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