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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…

The Healthy Early Years programme and award scheme

The Healthy Early Years programme and award scheme is funded by the Public Health team for Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. The programme has been based on the success of the Healthy Schools programme across the three boroughs and started as a pilot programme in…

Ofsted Voluntary Childcare Register

Ofsted Voluntary Childcare Register The Childcare Act 2006 introduced a new Ofsted Childcare Register with compulsory and voluntary parts. Compulsory Childcare providers must by law register on this part if they rewarded (paid) for caring for children aged five to seven years for more than…

Register a birth

You must register your baby before you can get a birth certificate. Every birth must be registered within 42 days of the child being born. Register a birth in Westminster It's best to register the birth at the register office in the district where the…

Tax Free Childcare – Parents Information

The Tax-Free Childcare offer is a new scheme launched by the Government alongside the additional 15 hours free childcare for working parents. This scheme is designed to help working families with their childcare costs. For working families, including the self-employed, in the UK With children…

What is a Children’s Centre?

If you have a child aged 0 to 5 years old, you can receive free parenting support and information at your local Children’s Centre or Family Hub. All of our centres offer: childcare and early education health services for children and their families family support including…

What types of services and activities take place at Children’s Centres?

Family Hubs and Children’s Centres offer a range of services and activities: play sessions health visiting services and clinics offering information and support community drop-in sessions for children and carers breastfeeding groups family learning adult education classes and training individual support through home visiting dental…

When can I use Children’s Centres?

Family Hubs and Children’s Centres are open at least five days a week. Each venue has set opening hours and an activities calendar, so you can plan when you and your family will attend different sessions, depending on your interests. Visit your local centre to…

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…
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