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Childcare information and early years

This section provides information and guidance about early education and childcare in Westminster, including the different entitlements and funding options. Also, you will be able to find information about activities for under 5's in the area. For information on childcare providers and activities in Kensington…

Early education (Early Years Foundation Stage: EYFS)

Early Years education is a non-compusary stage of education generally comprising the ages from birth to 5 (or to the date when a child starts reception). Depending on individual circumstances, parents or carers may chose whether their child go to nursery or are cared for…

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding given to early years providers to improve the education they provide to some 3 and 4-year-olds. Providers will use the money in ways that they think will support your child’s learning and development. This should be…

Early years support in the home for children with SEND

Drawn by Nico, age 6 Early Support Service Early Support is a key working service available to families caring for children (aged 0-5) with a complex disability requiring them to be in contact with a wide range of health and social care professionals. It provides…

SEND funding in the Early Years

Early years settings include nurseries, pre-schools, childminders and schools providing early education for children up to the age of five. These settings are expected to meet the needs of most children from their core budget. However, if early years settings are unable to meet a…

Supporting learning at home

Explore the following sections to access resources to support your child's learning through everyday play: Supporting communication Supporting emotional regulation Supporting learning at home: resources for under 5s Supporting learning at home: resources for school aged children Portage Home Learning Servicefor children with SEND Elective…

Urgent Safety Alert issued for baby self-feeding pillows

The Office for Product Safety and Standards has issued an Urgent Safety Alert for baby self-feeding pillows and is urging the public to stop using them immediately and dispose of them safely. Baby self-feeding pillow products are designed to be attached to a bottle so…