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FAQs for schools/providers/childminders

Click on the links below to expand the section. Additional information about claiming for funded children: Please see YouTube videos via the link below showing how to add the funded children onto the FIS Portal (Synergy Tribal system)

Guidance for service providers

There are two sections of this website: Information for Families provides information to all parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-19 years, or 0-25 years if their child has a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND). The SEND Local Offer focuses on providing…

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…

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 is open to all early years settings including Children’s Centres and nurseries, and its main aim is to support and encourage settings…

Hearing Support

We have created the following factsheets to support practitioners: Hearing support service offer 2019 - 2020  Information sheet for PVI SENCO forum Referral Form Pathway for hearing support Resources and guidance

Heatwave

Guidance for those looking after school children and those in early years settings during heatwaves. Heatwave plan for England – protecting health and reducing harm from severe heat and heatwaves. Further information is available in the PHE leaflet: Looking after children and those in early years…

Helpful information when choosing a Childminder

Here are some key facts and items to consider when looking to use a childminder.

How much does a childminder cost?

You will need to negotiate hours, terms and conditions with your childminder. Rates may vary.  Sometimes hourly rates for children attending school are higher than those for the under 5s. Childminders can offer flexible rates, and can accept employers’ childcare vouchers.

Hungry Little Minds - campaign toolkit

Improving early communication, language and literacy development is a key priority for the government and a cornerstone of building a country that works for everyone. Some of the poorest children in the UK start school months behind their peers and the gap can grow through…

Information for childminders

"Brilliant beginnings for all children" Welcome to the Bi-borough Early Years hub, a dedicated space for Childminders in Westminster. The Bi-borough Early Education and Childcare Service is committed to supporting you and to strengthening your childcare business. Our aim is to support you in your practice so…