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Why choose a childminder?

Childminders must be registered with the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) if they look after children from 0 - 8 years of age. Childminders can look after older children but they do not have to be registered. All childminders are…

Education Health and Care Plan Documents

The SEND handbook is designed as a guide to the process of assessment and identification of special educational needs including SEN support and an Education, Health and Care Needs assessment.  This has been revised following the first 6 years of implementing the reforms and reflects…

Becoming a Wandsworth Childminder - Childminder Briefing Sessions

Thinking of becoming Wandsworth childminder? You need to attend a free Childminder briefing session. At the session you can find out more about childminding and start the registration process. The latest set of dates can be found below. Childminders are self-employed and must be registered with Ofsted if they look after children…

Choose a Wandsworth Primary School

This brochure provides a step by step guide to the process of applying for a Reception class place in a primary school and the priority applied when allocating them. Please read the booklet before applying for a place.  The deadline for applications for a Reception…

Choose a Wandsworth Secondary School

This brochure provides a step by step guide to the process of applying for a place in a secondary school and the priority applied when allocating them. Please read the booklet before applying for a place. The closing date for applications was 31 October 2021 for a place…

Early Help IT System (EHITS)

EHITS has been decommissioned and replaced with a signposting and referral portal. The portal went live on 20th of December and we would encourage you to use the new portal. You can access it here: fis.wandsworth.gov.uk/kb5/wandsworth/fsd/advice.page?id=mUSnUT69qdw From the 7th of January 2022, EHITS has become read…

Working with children and young people

A career working with children and young people can vary according to their age. For example nursery settings have children aged 0-5 years, whereas after school or holiday care have children aged 5 - 16 years.   There are a variety of professions available such as, a self employed childminder,…

Setting Up a Nursery or Out of School Care Business in Wandsworth

Setting up a childcare business on premises outside your own home is called childcare on non domestic premises. This childcare for 0 – 8 years olds is regulated by Ofsted and applications and guidance on how to apply for registration is on the Ofsted web…

Parent and Toddler Groups

These groups provide places where parents or carers can take 0 - 5 year olds to enjoy play activities and meet others. Parents or carers must stay with the children. The groups can also offer support and advice for parents. Like playgroups, parent/carer and toddler…

What to Look For When Choosing Childcare

Choosing the right childcare to suit an individual child can seem a complex task as there are many different types of childcare available. The right childcare depends on the needs of the child as not all children are the same. The needs of the family for full-time, part-time or specialist…