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Different roles in early education, childcare and playwork

There are a number of different roles in the early years, childcare and playwork sector. Read more about some of them below: Nursery nurse Nursery nurses are qualified members of staff, usually holding a level 3 qualification. They are normally responsible for the care, education and…

Different types of childcare

Choosing childcare is an important decision for you and your family. Child Carers provide you with the flexibility to return to work or continue with your studies knowing that your child is being helped to learn, have fun and make new friends and being looked…

Disability Access Fund (DAF)

From April 2017, the Government introduced new funding for Early Years childcare providers to enable them to offer more places to young children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). This funding is called the Disability Access Fund (DAF). The DAF is available to Early Years…

Disabled Children's Register

What is the Disabled Children's Register? The register is a database that holds information about children and young people with disabilities and special needs who live in the City of Westminster.

Disagreements process and procedure

Disagreement resolution arrangements are put in place to resolve a wide-range of disagreements including: Performance of duties SEN provision Disagreements over health and social care provision; and Disagreements between health commissioners and local authorities Disagreement resolution concerns all children and young people with SEN and…

Disagreements, mediation and the SEND Tribunal

The Children and Families Act 2014 requires all local authorities and health commissioner services to provide an independent mediation and dispute resolution service to help when parents/carers, young people, schools, health care services and the local authority cannot agree on how to meet a child…

Do an apprenticeship

Apprenticeships Please find below information about apprenticeships: A guide to apprenticeships 42 top apprenticeship programmes for young people in the UK The A-Z of apprenticeships GOV.UK: Become an apprentice Apprenticeships: 14 to 19-years-olds National Careers Service   Summer Maker Challenge and Imperial Apprenticeships

Does my child have SEND?

During your child’s early years, you may not know whether they have SEND or not. Many parents have concerns about their child’s development. While most of the time it is just a normal part of growing up, you should highlight any worries you have with…

Domestic Abuse

What is domestic abuse? Domestic abuse is defined as ‘any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening, degrading, or violent behaviour’ in most cases by a partner or ex-partner. It can also be perpetrated by a family member or carer. Usually, men are…