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30 hours free childcare LA and early years provider guide

The operational guidance to support the delivery of the 30 hours extended entitlement was published on 21st April 2017. The guidance can be found here. This builds on the statutory guidance and is intended to support local authorities and providers understand in more detail the…

Activities

Free activities To find a list of free activities for children, please visit our Young Westminster website: www.westminster.gov.uk/free-activities-and-ways-save-money Duke of Edinburgh The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) is an adventure and volunteering programme for people aged between 14 and 24. You complete activities in 4…

Additional 15 hours’ free childcare for 3 & 4 year olds for working parents

At the moment 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…

Additional guidance for providers and Job Centre Plus

Additional guidance for providers and Job Centre Plus - changes to eligibility criteria under Universal Credit and guidance on no take home pay Please see attached a one-page document on the changes that are being made to the eligibility criteria for the free early education…

Advice for teenagers and young adults as mumps figures increase

On 7th June 2017, Public Health England (PHE) alerted the public to an increase in the number of cases of mumps in teenagers and young adults in London. The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster City Council…

Behaviour

Although the primary responsibility for managing behaviour and attendance lies with schools and parents, behaviour services offer support in managing the needs of children and young people who are exhibiting behavioural difficulties, who are at risk of developing behavioural difficulties, or who are at risk…

Bereavement

The council has adopted the Institute of Cemetery and Crematoria Membership and is a Charter Member of their Charter for the Bereaved. Under this there are two central promises which are as follows: To comply with the charter rights and national standards. To provide a…

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.

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…
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