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Change4Life Healthy Lifestyle clubs

The Change4Life Healthy Lifestyle clubs provide fun and interactive six-week programmes for expectant parents and children, young people and families in Kensington Chelsea and Westminster with groups organised by age. The clubs take a whole-family approach by providing children and their parents/carers with the skills…

Child Development Service (referral information for practitioners)

The main purpose of Woodfield Child Development Service is to offer children and young people, who have neuro-developmental disorders, a comprehensive assessment service that identifies, investigates, assesses their development needs and offers appropriate support, intervention and advice. The core team includes paediatricians, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language…

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…

Children and young people’s Community Speech and Language Therapy Service - training for professionals, parents and carers

Please find out about the current training offers. We hope to see you on our courses soon! For more details contact: Sharon Brown  Speech and Language Therapy Assistant | Administration  Children & Young People’s Community Speech & Language Therapy  Evelina London Community Children’s Services   Guy's…

DfE Early Years Child Development training

A new online Early years child development training from the Department for Education is now available. The course is primarily aimed at:  early years practitioners childminders nursery managers However, the training is available to anyone who may find it useful, including parents and carers.  About the training…

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…

Early Years and Childcare careers, courses and qualifications

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) The EYFS Framework sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes. The following link…