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100 things to do when school is out

Schools out what can you do to keep active and entertained. See out suggested 100 things to do when school is out.

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 Early Years team can help. Call on 020 7641 7929…

Early Years Service

Early years services 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 stage, including initiatives…

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 has been based on the success of the Healthy Schools programme across the three boroughs and started as a pilot programme in…

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…

Help with childcare costs

Help with childcare costs There is financial help available to pay for childcare; this help depends on family circumstances including how much the family earns, whether they are in work or returning to work, and the age of the children. Help is available for all children…

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 020 7641 7929 or ey@westminster.gov.uk if you need further assistance to find childcare to meet…

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…

Quality of childminding

All childminders who care for children under the age of eight must be registered and inspected by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted), who carry out regular checks on the home and childminder. What’s more, all adults (16+) living and…

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…
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