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Day nurseries

Day nurseries normally provide early education and childcare for children from 3 months to 5 years. These tend to open from Monday to Friday, and from 8.00am to 6.00pm, but some are open longer hours tailored to the needs of working parents. These also tend to…

DfE's new free Early Years Child Development training

The Department for Education (DfE) is launching its new Early Years Child Development training. The course is primarily aimed at:  early years practitioners childminders nursery managers However, the training is available to anyone who may find it useful, including parents and carers.  About the training The aim…

Different types of childcare

Choosing childcare is an important decision for you and your family. Child Carers provide you with the flexibility to return to work or continue with your studies knowing that your child is being helped to learn, have fun and make new friends and being looked…

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 education and childcare information

This section provides information and guidance about early education and childcare in Westminster, including the different entitlements and funding options. The following video explains about the 15 and 30 hours funded early education and childcare for 2, 3 and 4-year-olds. You can also access a…

Early Intervention Service team (Short Breaks)

Short breaks are for families with children aged between 0 and 18 years old who are affected in their everyday life by one or more of the following: A physical impairment A sensory impairment Chronic physical ill health A communication or language disorder An Autistic…

Early Years and Childcare job vacancies

Are you looking to work in the Early Years sector? This section provides information about current job oportunities in nurseries, pre-schools and children's centres accross Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and surrounding areas: Organisation:              Westminster City CouncilSetting:         …

Early years support in the home

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…

Emergency childcare

When you have young children it's not a case of if you have a breakdown in your usual childcare but when. As a parent of nursery age children, you need a backup plan for when your usual childcare arrangements fall through. After all, friends and family are not always available…

Fair processing notice for 2 year old funding

This privacy notice explains to parents and carers how their personal information will be collected and shared by Westminster City Council to process applications for 2 year old funding. Westminster City Council are the Data Controllers of this information and we will use this information in…