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30 Hours Early Education and Childcare for Three and Four-year-olds

All three and four-year-old children are entitled to a universal early education place, which provides up to 570 hours of free nursery education per year.   Children in some families are now be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free childcare, otherwise known as the 30…

30 hours free childcare LA and early years provider guide

The operational guidance to support the delivery of the 30 hours extended entitlement was published on 21st April 2017. The guidance can be found here. This builds on the statutory guidance and is intended to support local authorities and providers understand in more detail the…

Accessibility Strategy 2018-2021

The Council is required under the Equality Act 2010 to have an accessibility strategy in which it promotes better access for disabled pupils at school. This duty predates the Children and Families Act which means that the activities to ensure effective and timely support for…

Accessible transport options

There are any accessible transport options for or children and young people that do not meet the criteria for travel assistance but still require assistance with their home to school travel. Please see below for more information on the accessible transport options, schemes and journey…

Activities

Activities To find a list of activities for young people, please visit our Young Westminster website: www.westminster.gov.uk/free-activities-and-ways-save-money

Adaptations at St Augustine's High School benefit students with hearing impairment

Pupils with hearing impairments at St Augustine’s High School are benefitting from softer noise levels and sound-enhancing equipment thanks to changes to the school environment funded by Westminster Council’s Special Provision Capital Fund. Several parts of the school, including the central atrium, have been fitted…

Additional 15 hours’ free childcare for 3 & 4 year olds for working parents

All 3 & 4 year olds are entitled to up to 15 hours of free childcare and early education a week for up to 38 weeks a year.  This provision can be accessed in school nursery classes, private day nurseries and Pre-schools and also with…

Advice for teenagers and young adults as mumps figures increase

On 7th June 2017, Public Health England (PHE) alerted the public to an increase in the number of cases of mumps in teenagers and young adults in London. The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council…

Applying for and choosing schools if your child has special educational needs

Most children with special educational needs can be taught in mainstream schools. If your child has more severe or complex needs they may need to go to a special school or school with a special unit.   Applying for school If your child doesn't have…

Assessing children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities

Children with special educational needs (SEN) have needs or disabilities that affect their ability to learn. Special educational needs aren't always a lifelong problem. Some children only need support for a short time. Just because your child is learning more slowly than others doesn't mean…
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