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Nannies and home-based carers

Nannies and home carers are exempt from the requirement to register as a childminder under The Childcare (Exemptions from Registration) Order 2008 if they provide childcare for no more than two families in the parent’s homes. They are currently not permitted to register on the…

NHS Flu vaccination programme for 2/3 year olds

All children aged 2 and 3 can have a free flu vaccine at their GP practice. The vaccine is usually given as a single painless spray squirted up the nose. This spray contains a highly processed from of porcine gelatine. The NHS are now able…

Nursery classes within a primary school setting (nursery schools)

These provide early education and childcare to children from 3- to 5-year-old, however, some may accept children from the age of 2. Families normally would have to apply to the nursery in a similar way to you would for a school place. If your application…

Ofsted registered childcare in Westminster

Information about Ofsted registered childcare provision is held by Westminster Family Information Service (FIS).  Listings of all Ofsted registered childcare provision is available via this directory. Please contact Westminster Family Information Service on 07971 625922 or Bi-BoroughChildCareEarlyEd@rbkc.gov.uk if you need further assistance to find childcare to meet your requirements.…

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…

Paying for childcare

Information on the benefits, schemes and allowances that may help towards your childcare costs. Also find: links to calculators to work out how much you may save and who to speak to for further help. Is your child 2, 3 or 4 years old?  All…

Pre-schools

Pre-schools are often run by voluntary parent-led committees and charities and care for and educate children from the age of two up to the age of five. They tend to follow school term-times and so are not open in the school holidays. Some pre-schools are…

Pregnancy

The NHS contains lots of information to help you know what to expect during pregnancy. You should contact a mid-wife or your GP if you believe you are pregnant to ensure you get the professional support you need. www.nhs.uk/Conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/pages/pregnancy-and-baby-care.aspx  Teenage pregnancy In Westminster there are…

Providers offering funded places

Below is a  list of participating providers who in addition to offering the universal entitlement offer plus working parents, 30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds. The list is divided into Childminders, Nurseries and Schools which offer this entitlement.

Questions to ask a childcare provider

There are many things you should consider when looking for childcare, particularly those that you feel will help your child. How long have you been working with children? What experience do they have of supporting children with additional needs. What qualifications and/or training do staff…