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Early Years Hub

"Brilliant Beginnings for all Children" Welcome to the Bi-borough Early Years Hub, a dedicated space for Early Years professionals and childminders in Westminster. The Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service team is committed to supporting you and to strengthening your childcare business. Our aim is to…

Early years in schools

Welcome to the Bi-borough Early Years in schools page, a dedicated space for Early Years professionals in schools in Westminster. COVID-19 / Coronavirus Safeguarding   SEND Referrals   Early years entitlement BLM/Diversity awareness   Transitions EYFS information and guidance Training opportunities Early Years clusters Teaching and…

Early Years partner offer

Business skills   Early Years SEND Local Offer Federation of Westminster Special School Training and Outreach Service   First aid courses   Food safety and health and safety courses Local safeguarding board Prevent duty training Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Service Tri-Music Together - Musical…

Early years support in the home

Drawn by Nico, age 6 Early Support Service Early Support is a key working service available to families caring for children (aged 0-5) with a complex disability requiring them to be in contact with a wide range of health and social care professionals. It provides…

Educating your child at home

Educating your child at home Parents/carers are legally required to ensure their child is in receipt of a suitable education but this does not have to be in a school. Some will choose to electively home educate. Elective home education is the term used to…

Emergency Childcare

When you have young children it's not a case of if you have a breakdown in your usual childcare but when. As a parent of nursery age children, you need a backup plan for when your usual childcare arrangements fall through. After all, friends and family are not always available…

Emergency help with money

If you are struggling to afford the basic household items for your family, the following programmes may be able to help:

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

What is it? A benefit that’s paid if you are unable to work because of sickness or disability. Who gets it? If you can’t work because of a pregnancy-related illness and you can’t claim Statutory Sick Pay. Employment and Support Allowance can be paid until…

Employment opportunities

Westminster careers and jobs Westminster employment service Families and Communities Employment Service (FACES) Timewise jobs Jobcentre Plus

Enhanced SEN Inclusion Fund (SENIF)

The Enhanced SEN Inclusion Fund (SENIF) is available to ensure the inclusion of children with additional needs in early education.  The Enhanced SENIF is for:  3- and 4-year olds (no matter where they live) who are taking up any number of hours of free entitlement who…