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Boost your child's speech, language and communication with Hungry Little Minds

Hungry Little Minds is the new Department for Education campaign empowering parents and carers to engage their children (aged 0-5) in positive activities and behaviours that will boost their communication, language and literacy development. The three-year campaign recognises the massive impact parents have on their…

Breakfast clubs

Breakfast clubs These provide a safe place for your child to wait until school starts and many can provide a healthy low cost breakfast. They normally run for less than two hours and therefore do not need to be registered with Ofsted. Note: Breakfast and after…

Busy2s - 15 hours free early education and childcare 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 and family safety

Safeguarding Self-isolating can bring new unsettling challenges for you and your family. If you are worried about your safety or the safety of your child, please contact the following teams: Please contact the access team on 020 7641 4000 or accesstochildrensservices@westminster.gov.uk. The out of hours Emergency Duty Team…

Child development

Babies and children change quickly, to help you understand the developmental steps your child will go through the NHS has created a timeline illustrating each of the steps, this can be found at via the link on the right.

Childcare arrangements

During the period of national lockdown, schools, alternative provision, special schools, and colleges will remain open to vulnerable children and young people and the children of critical workers only. All early years providers (including registered childminders but not including reception years in primary schools) can…

Childcare careers and courses

Interested in working with children? Not sure where to start? The Family Information Service can point you in the right direction. Whether it is becoming a childminder or working in an early years setting the Childcare and Early Education Service can help. Call on 07971 625922…

Childcare information and early years

COVID-19 / Coronavirus Please click here to access the Updates and Resources page From birth through to adulthood, education is vital to the development of children and young people and many continue to learn beyond the compulsory school age requirements. Some children may start their…

Childcare survey - your views matter

The council’s Early Education and Childcare Service wants to know your experience finding and using nursery places and childcare. Please take a few minutes to tell us what you think: surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ParentCarerEYChildcareSurvey

Childhood health

The council funds free interactive classes to help you give your children the best start in life and make healthy changes to your family’s lifestyle. MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do it!) classes help you and your child become more active and healthier, and reach or maintain…