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Busy2s - free early education 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…

Children and Young People's Participation

We have a new newsletter written with the help of young people, for young people in Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea with SEND called All For Youth. Read a copy here and scroll down the page to find out more, including prizes to be won! Scroll…

Children's centres

Drawn by Safa, age 7If you have a child aged 0 to 5 years, you can receive free parenting support and information at your local children’s centre. A children's centre is a collective hub for families with children under five to access information and services. Our children's…

COVID-19 - I am a parent/SENCO and I need support with...

Please click the sections below for advice and guidence around supporting specific areas of need:

COVID-19 - Resources for specific SEND areas

Please click the sections below for specific resources to support children and young people, categrorised by specific SEND need.

COVID-19 - Transition support

Transition resources and templates for school staff and SENCOs Bi-borough Transitions Toolkit (Early Years to Primary) The Bi-borough Transitions Toolkit for Early Years can be used as a guide to your transition processes and can inform your policies and procedures. This document contains information and…

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.   Why do we have a register and what is it used for? The…

Get parenting support and advice at your local Family Hub

Children’s Centres have gone through some changes over the last year and we will now be developing three new Family Hubs in Westminster – Churchill Gardens in the south, Queen’s Park in the north west, and Church Street in the north east. These will develop…

What is an Education, Health and Care Plan?

The Children and Families Act puts children and young people at the centre of the assessment and planning process so that outcomes are co-produced with parents/carers and/or with young people themselves; 16 to 25 year olds should be especially involved with this. Education, health and care (EHC) plans are are legal…

Why do we have Children’s Centres?

Family Hubs and Children’s Centres bring together lots of organisations including Westminster City Council, NHS Westminster and voluntary and community partners to give you and your family the best possible services. The services available at Children’s Centres help children and their families to: be healthy…