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Tax Free childcare – parents information

The Tax-Free Childcare offer is a new scheme launched by the Government alongside the additional 15 hours free childcare for working parents. This scheme is designed to help working families with their childcare costs. For working families, including the self-employed, in the UK With children…

Training and support for schools and settings

This page brings together council-commissioned training options for schools and settings in Westminster relevant to supporting children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).   View the sections below to find out more about the different training packages that are available. 

Training for Professionals

Information about all training opportunites for Early Years professionals are provided below. Please contact the Childcare and Early Education Service if you would like to advertise any training opportunites for Early Years Practitioners.

Troubled Families

The council is taking part in the government’s Troubled Families programme 2015 to 2020. This is a cross agency programme led by Children’s Services to identify and help families with complex needs. In order to identify and support families experiencing complex difficulties, the council and partner organisations,…

Turn2Us

Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. They can help you check what benefits you may be entitled to or looks for funds that might be able to give you a…

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It’s paid monthly. Download the information below.

Volunteering

Make a difference today and join Team Westminster where you can donate your time to help people and good causes. There are many ways to volunteer with Team Westminster. Find a volunteering opportunity on our new volunteering website. Team Westminster Social Action Fit volunteering around…

What is a Family Hub?

A more integrated workforce: A ‘virtual’ network of providers working with children 0 – 19 years, who share a single approach to working with families across a given area / neighbourhood. It will bring together early intervention work delivered by the wide spectrum of Early Help…

What to expect, when? Guidance to your child’s learning and development in the early years foundation stage

How to use this guide The Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages for children as they grow from birth to five years. For those working in the early years - whether in a nursery, pre-school, a childminder or…

What types of services and activities take place at Children’s Centres?

Family Hubs and Children’s Centres offer a range of services and activities: play sessions health visiting services and clinics offering information and support community drop-in sessions for children and carers breastfeeding groups family learning adult education classes and training individual support through home visiting dental…