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15 and 30 hours free early education and childcare for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

Free early education for 3 and 4-year-olds All three and four-year-old children are entitled to a free universal early education place.  Each place provides 15 hours of early years education for up to 38 weeks per year.  However, this universal entitlement is flexible and can be accessed over a…

30 hours early education and childcare for three and four-year-olds

All three and four-year-old children are entitled to a universal early education place, which provides up to 570 hours of free nursery education per year.   Children in some families are now be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free childcare, otherwise known as the 30…

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…

Becoming a childminder

Interested in becoming a childminder or childcare provider? Childminding is an interesting and rewarding career. You can gain professional qualifications, get support in setting up your own business, work from your own home and become your own boss. To become a registered childminder you will need…

Bi-Borough Autism Advisory Service

The Autism Advisory team has collated an audit for settings to use when they suspect a child may displaying behaviours consistent with Social, Communication differences.  It is recommended that settings use this audit as a tool to assess how often children are displaying behaviours and…

Bi-borough childcare and early education CPD for EY practitioners

The CPD programme is designed to help Ofsted registered early years and childcare providers (including childminders), children’s centres, schools and independent sector providers meet the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted minimum requirements. The programme is informed by recommendations from Ofsted inspections, feedback from…

Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service

Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service 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…

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare (BBEECS) training programme for Early Years sector

The CPD programme is designed to help Ofsted registered early years and childcare providers (including childminders), children’s centres, schools and independent sector providers, meet the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Ofsted minimum requirements. Courses are aimed at:  School staff working within the Early Years…

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 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.