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30 hours early education and childcare for three and four-year-olds

All three and four-year-old children are entitled to a universal early education place, which provides up to 570 hours of free nursery education per year.   Children in some families are now be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free childcare, otherwise known as the 30…

Additional 15 hours’ free childcare for 3 & 4 year olds for working parents

All 3 & 4 year olds are entitled to up to 15 hours of free childcare and early education a week for up to 38 weeks a year.  This provision can be accessed in school nursery classes, private day nurseries and Pre-schools and also with…

Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service

Bi-borough Childcare and Early Education Service Our responsibilities include: providing information and guidance to parents and families about Westminster’s children’s services providing access to children’s centres to families across the city raising the quality across early years provision ensuring the implementation of the early years foundation…

Bi-lingual quick tips for parents and practitioners

The National Literacy Trust have a great set of quick tips (19 languages).  We have produced a series of bi-lingual quick tips for parents and practitioners to help children develop good talking and listening skills. There are lots of different languages. The following tips are…

Busy2s - Free early education for 2 year olds

Is your family living on a low income or claiming income based benefits? Does your 2 year old have additional needs or has left care? You may be entitled to claim a maximum of 15 hours during term time or 11 hours per week throughout…

Childcare careers and courses

Interested in working with children? Not sure where to start? The Family Information Service can point you in the right direction. Whether it is becoming a childminder or working in an early years setting the Childcare and Early Education Service can help. Call on 07971 625922…

Children's Coronavirus fact sheet

Children's Corona Virus Fact Sheet

Choosing childcare for children with SEND

All parents have a lot to think about when choosing childcare for their child. For parents of children who may have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), the process can be particularly challenging. Visiting multiple childcare providers to get a sense of the support they…

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Disability Access Fund

From April 2017, the Government introduced new funding for Early Years childcare providers to enable them to offer more places to young children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). This funding is called the Disability Access Fund (DAF). The DFA is available to Early Years…