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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…

Bereavement

The council has adopted the Institute of Cemetery and Crematoria Membership and is a Charter Member of their Charter for the Bereaved. Under this there are two central promises which are as follows: To comply with the charter rights and national standards. To provide a…

Budgeting Loans

You could get a Budgeting Loan to help pay for essential things like furniture, clothes, moving costs or hire purchase debts. The smallest amount you can borrow is £100. Budgeting Loans are interest-free so you only pay back what you borrow. You normally have to repay the…

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…

Child Benefit

Child Benefit is for people who are bringing up children. It is paid for each child and your earnings or savings will not affect your claim. You can claim Child Benefit if you are bringing up a child in the UK who is:  aged under…

Child Trust Funds

A Child Trust Fund (CTF) is a long-term tax-free savings account for children. You can’t apply for a new Child Trust Fund because the scheme is now closed. You can apply for a Junior ISA instead. Child Trust Funds (CTFs) are long term tax-free savings accounts…

Childcare Grant

You may be eligible for help with your learning costs if you: are a full-time higher education student have children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs The grant: doesn’t have to be paid back is paid on top of your…

Children with disabilities

Support for children with disabilities If you feel that you need support we will need to complete an assessment. A duty social worker will visit you and your family/parents in your home to complete this assessment. They need to meet with you to find out how they…

Early Years Service

Early years services 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…

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:  
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