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0-2 Childcare Funding

How do children get the funding? Children must be referred by a professional such as a Health Visitor or Family Support Worker. All referrals are discussed at a 0-2 multi-agency panel. There is strict criteria that the family must meet to receive this funding. Funding…

30 hours of childcare

All children aged 3 or 4 years old are eligible for 15 hours of free early education for 38 weeks of the year. Children are eligible from the term after their 3rd birthday. The government has extended this offer to 30 hours a week for…

About childcare

Covid-19 - information for parents and childcare providers Understanding Childcare To support parents to understand the different government childcare schemes and how they interact, a simple poster has been produced to simplify the full childcare offer. If you are claiming benefits or on a low income your…

About early years and families

Welcome to the directory! It is maintained by North Somerset's Family Information Service. Select a category below to see local services, events and organisations or search by keyword or postcode using the search above. Check your eligibility for free early education for two year olds, and find out more…

About our Local Offer and how to search it

The Local Offer provides information for children and young people in North Somerset with special educational needs or a disability - you may see this abbreviated as SEND both here and in various official documents. We know that navigating through the range of services and support can…

About short breaks and respite

Covid-19: Short Breaks, Clubs and Activities During the coming weeks, the impact of coronavirus, will affect how we deliver our services. The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Clubs and Activities Team (SENDCAS) are not able to provide a playscheme for the May school holidays but…

Becoming a childminder or starting a childcare business - what you need to know

Childminders look after children in their own home. They have to register with Ofsted or a childminding agency and meet certain requirements. Childminders are usually self-employed and have to be 18 years or older. They: look after at least one child under the age of 8 for…

Childminders

Search for FREE for Childminders In North Somerset we support the Pacey #Notababysitter campaign  which dispells some of the myths about childminding as either a career or a chidcare choice. All of North Somerset childminders are registered with Ofsted. Ofsted are the legal regulators for childcare in…

Children and Young People’s Emotional Health

The North Somerset Emotional Health Directory of Services for Children & Young People provides a place for children and young people, their families and professionals to get quick, easy access to up-to-date, accurate information about Emotional Health support and services available to residents in North…
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