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Pre-schools

Pre-schools are often run by voluntary parent-led committees and charities and care for and educate children from the age of two up to the age of five. They tend to follow school term-times and so are not open in the school holidays. Some pre-schools are…

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 funded places

Below is a  list of participating providers who in addition to offering the universal entitlement offer plus working parents, 30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds. The list is divided into Childminders, Nurseries and Schools which offer this entitlement.

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…

Register a birth

You must register your baby before you can get a birth certificate. Every birth must be registered within 42 days of the child being born. Register a birth in Westminster It's best to register the birth at the register office in the district where the…

Resources to support children's learning at home

Under 5s Please find in the following link some useful activity sheets for you to download and use at the home. Activities for babies, toddlers and children - BBC Tiny Happy PeopleBBC Tiny Happy People Activities Home learning tips for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers London Rhymes: YouTube.com/londonrhymes Fun…

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…

Support from your Midwife

Hospitals are making changes to help respond to coronavirus and this will impact the way you receive your maternity care. Please see the Mum & Baby app for more information about local pregnancy and maternity services.  You can also find important information for pregnant women and their families…

Supporting children to communicate

If you think your child needs some help with their speech, language and communication development, the Bi-borough Communication Hub is here to help. The hub offers free advice, resources and support to young people of all ages and their families in both Kensington and Chelsea…

Tax-Free Childcare – information for parents and carers

Tax-Free Childcare is for working families to help towards the costs of childcare. How does it work? For every £8 you pay into your online account, the government will pay in £2. This means you can get up to £2,000 per year for each child…