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15 and 30 hours free early learning for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds promotional videos

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.

15 hours free early education and childcare for every 3 and 4-year-old

All three and four-year-old children are entitled to a free universal early education place.  Each place provides 15 hours of early years education for up to 38 weeks per year.  However, this universal entitlement is flexible and can be accessed over a minimum of three days per week (this…

30 hours free early education for eligible 3 & 4-year-olds (extended entitlement)

Some children may now be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free childcare, otherwise known as the '30 Hours Childcare' or 'Extended Entitlement'. This entitlement would overall amount to 1,140 hours of funded childcare. Check if you are eligible: 30 hours free childcare | Childcare choices…

Becoming a childminder

Childminding is an interesting and rewarding career. You can gain professional qualifications, get support in setting up your own business, work from your own home and become your own boss. To become a registered childminder you will need to hold a Level 3 or above in…

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service

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 to improve outcomes…

Building Relationships for Stronger Families programme

The Building Relationships for Stronger Families programme has now ended. Referrals closed at the end of March 2022. Relationship Support is continuing in Westminster however, please contact the Parenting Service for more information: earlyhelpparentingteam@westminster.gov.uk”

Busy2s - 15 hours free early education and childcare for 2-year-olds

Is your family living on a low income or claiming income based benefits? Does your 2 year old have additional needs or has left care? You may be entitled to claim a maximum of 15 hours during term time or 11 hours per week throughout…

Childcare careers and courses

Interested in working with children? Not sure where to start? Whether it is becoming a childminder or working in an early years setting the Early Education and Childcare Service can help. Call on 07971 625922 or email Bi-BoroughChildCareEarlyEd@rbkc.gov.uk to find out more. Alternatively, information about careers in…

Childcare Information for Social Workers and Foster Carers

Children in foster care are now entitled to 30 hours free childcare giving foster families the same support as other families. This note helps social workers and foster parents understand the background to 30 hours free childcare and how it will work for children in…

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA)

A Childcare Sufficiency Assessment (CSA) is an assessment of existing childcare provision in the borough, mapping supply of, demand for and gaps in the childcare market. The Childcare Act 2006 places a legal duty on local authorities to secure sufficient childcare (so far as is…