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Our 2023-2026 Children and Young People’s Plan

You can access the 2023-26 Children and Young People's Plan by clicking on the section below:

Paying for childcare

Information on the benefits, schemes and allowances that may help towards your childcare costs. Also find: links to calculators to work out how much you may save and who to speak to for further help. Is your child 2, 3 or 4 years old?  All…

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 learning at home: under 5s

The following resources may be helpful to support your child's learning at home through everyday play: Home - Bi-borough Communications Hub (communicationhub.org) Resources - Bi-borough Communications Hub (communicationhub.org) Dysfluency-Starter-pack.pdf (communicationhub.org) The power of play (GOSH): The Power of Play hub | Great Ormond Street Charity (gosh.org)…

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…

Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic there is a change to this service. Please visit Coronavirus Page on local offer (Kensington and Chelsea / Westminster)  for more information and details of how to contact the service.  The Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service is provided by Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH).…