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Family Support Early Years Service

Family Support Early Years Service works with the private/voluntary and independent nurseries and childminders in the borough, helping them to develop the quality of their nurseries or home based childcare and to meet the needs of all children who use their settings.

When a parent/nursery or childminder is worried about their child's learning or development we can:

  • Help to work out and agree what support the child and family need.
  • Support a referral to other professionals who can help when necessary.
  • Work out a plan to help and encourage the child's learning and development  at the nursery or childminders.
  • Hold regular reviews of a child’s learning & development plan with the family, nursery, childminder or other professional who may be supporting the child.
  • Talk with families about funded early education places (for 2 year olds and 3&4 year old children).
  • Support parents and nursery or childminders at times of change for example moving onto school.

More information about

Free childcare for two year olds

Three and four year old funding

Who to contact

 020 8753 6070
Family Support

Where to go

W6 9JU

Other Details


Age Ranges
0-11 years

Local Offer

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Who is this service available to?

This service is available to families/settings/childminders of pre-school children 0-11 years in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham or whose children’s attend settings within the borough. Applications for 2 year old funded education places where there is an identified need.

How do you access this service?

Eligibility criteria through application of 2 year old funded places. When a child attending a setting/childminder is identified. With parental consent the settings SENCO will notify Early Years Foundations Service.

How do we ensure the quality of this service?

  • Qualified experienced Early Years Advisors.

  • Audits of pre-school children with additional learning needs regularly undertaken in partnership with settings.

  • Access to training, supervision and appraisals.

  • Regular meetings with professionals – strong partnership approach.

  • Knowledge of Early Years Foundations Stage & SEN Code of Practice.

  • Ofsted ratings of childcare providers.

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)

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