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We have created a page to provide service updates and useful resources relating to Family Information.
Although visitors to this website can access any information they are interested in, this section has been created with Early professionals in mind.
Are you an Early Years professional supporting families, caring for children or young people, or providing a services that are available to them?
Tell us what you think should be included in this page or submit your feedback via the Contact Us page.
The following documents are available for you to download or view online.
General Information for Early Years Professionals:
Click to download 'Childcare Choices' information:
- Top things providers need to know about Tax-Free Childcare;
- Visual map of the customer journey through their childcare account;
- Parent tips for using the 30 hours provision
- Pre-Ofsted visit online tutorial
EYFS 2019 Handbook (Download)
GDPR - what is it and how it will affect your nursery - Q&A (Download)
All reports from Childcare Works events around Supply and Demand, Sufficiency and Working with Schools are now ready to access on the Childcare Works KHUB site at the following link: Childcare Works In-Depth Events
At the Schools In-Depths, several local authority colleagues kindly agreed to share materials they have developed to support schools. The link to the resources here: LA materials for supporting schools
Find out about the Childminder Recruitment Campaigns
Safeguarding related information for Early Years Professionals:
Working Together to Safeguard Children: A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children - Click here
Statutory guidance for schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment - Click here
Click here for a link to e-learning for Prevent Duty Training for safeguarding vulnerable people from radicalisation.
- Safeguarding Pack
SEND related information for Early Years Professionals:
Local Offer SEND stratagies and plans (including Self-Evaluation Framework)
Supporting Children with SEND (Download)
SEN Inclusion Fund (SENIF). What you need to know about SENIF is explained here (External link)
Early Years Funding - For Children With Special Educational Needs And Disabilities
Find useful inspection handbooks and frameworks via this link:
There are two sections of the directory:
- Information for Families provides information to all parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-19 years, or 0-25 years if their child has a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND).
- The SEND Local Offer focuses on providing accessible information about the local services to children and young people (aged 0-25 years old) with SEND and their families.
Many different services are published, including education, health, social care, childcare, activities/events, family support and more.
Service providers may publish their relevant local services on this website free of charge and are welcome to contribute information about:
- services suitable for children and families
- services suitable for families with a disabled child/young person or a child who has a special educational need
- services and activities to support young people's wellbeing
To do this you need to Register for an account.
Once you have done this, see and amend your records by following the steps below:
- Click the 'My Account' drop-down in the top right-hand corner of every page.
- Select 'Dashboard' from the options that appear
- Click 'Manage your directory listings' to see your list of records.
- To make ammendments, click on the 'Actions' drop-down and choose 'Update Record' and/or "Update Local Offer' as necessary.
If you need permission rights to access and edit a record, please contact us.
The Healthy Early Years programme and award scheme is funded by the Public Health team for Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. The programme has been based on the success of the Healthy Schools programme across the three boroughs and started as a pilot programme in 2014. The programme is open to all early years settings including Children’s Centres and nurseries, and its main aim is to support and encourage settings to develop and deepen their focus on health and wellbeing for the children and families they work with.
Bi-borough is committed to supporting Childminding businesses. Find our CPD offer and other training opportunities in the training opportunities and workshops for professionals link below.
There are also a number of organisations that can help support you to manage your business, ensure you are covered and do not find yourself caught out during common areas of dispute. Here are some links for you to find out more:
Westminster City Council works in partnership with Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, to develop an online portal for assessment and referral into Children’s Services (Early Help referrals only in RBKC). Click read the Fair Processing Notice.
Need help with the Provider portal, eligiblity checker?
Visit our YouTube Channel for guidance videos on how to use the provider portal, eligibility checker and more.
What is stammering?
Stammering is a neurological condition which makes it physically hard to speak. Someone who stammers will repeat, prolong or get stuck on sounds or words. There might also be signs of visible tension as the person struggles to get the word out.
Click for more info
Please use the link below to access additional training information for Early Years Professionals.
Early Years Educator has produced an article on creating an anti-racist culture in early years
Also the BBC have a number of useful videos
Blue Peter - How you can help stop racism
CBeebies – Anti-racism videos