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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 30 Hours Free Childcare

A list of participating providers for the 30 Hours Free Childcare for 3 and 4 year olds can be found below: The list is divided into Childminders, Nurseries and Schools which offer this entitlement.

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…

Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service

The Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service is provided by Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH). The service provide assessment for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs and/or problems with eating, drinking, and swallowing. Following diagnosis, the service may provide therapy for children and…

Speech and language therapy for early years

Speech and language therapists run drop-in sessions at children’s centres for parents/carers to find out more about speech and language needs, the Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service, and discuss any concerns they have with their child’s speech, language, and communication development. Further support provided…

Strategies and Plans

Listed below are links to some relevent local strategies and plans related to special educational needs and disabilities. This page will be regularly updated: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Strategy (2018-2021) This strategy sets out the plans of the borough to improve outcomes for local…

Student finance

You may be able to borrow money to help pay for university or college tuition fees and to help with living costs. You might get extra money on top of this, for example if you’re on a low income, are disabled or have children. Before you apply…

Tax Free Childcare – Parents Information

The Tax-Free Childcare offer is a new scheme launched by the Government alongside the additional 15 hours free childcare for working parents. This scheme is designed to help working families with their childcare costs. For working families, including the self-employed, in the UK With children…

Training and support for schools and settings

This page brings together council-commissioned training options for schools and settings in Westminster relevant to supporting children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).   View the sections below to find out more about the different training packages that are available.