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UPDATED: SEND capital funding from the Department for Education

UPDATE June 2019 - A new version of the template plan is now available for download. In March 2017, the Department for Education allocated additional capital funding to support initiatives to develop additional and innovative provision for children with Education, Health and Care Plans. Following…

The Joint Local Area Review of SEND Services

We would like to thank all children and young people, parents, carers and professionals for sharing their views with Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) during their inspection of our local area between 14 and 18 May 2018. The final report is available via the…

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…

A new Special Free School for North Somerset

on 11 March 2019, the Education Secretary announced approval of bids for 37 new Special Free Schools across the country, creating around 3,500 additional school places, boosting choice for parents and providing specialist support and education for pupils with complex needs such as autism, severe…

Support for children with special educational needs in early years settings

Any Early Year’s setting that a child attends must have arrangements in place to support children with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).  These arrangements should include a clear approach to identifying and responding to SEN. All early years settings in North Somerset will have identified…

Healthy eating

Maternal and child nutrition Children are much more likely to develop and maintain  healthy eating patterns  if they have a positive relationship with food from their early years. Our guide to maternal and child nutrition (pdf) provides consistent advice and information to help reduce obesity…

Opening a childcare setting

All reception, nursery classes, day nurseries, childminders, playgroups, pre-schools and after school clubs that accept children within the age range birth to five years old have to follow the early year’s foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework. The EYFS ensures children’s safety and that they learn through play. For more information…

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…

Specialist childminders

This is a joint project between North Somerset Council and Springboard Opportunity Group that aims to develop childminder's skills and confidence in supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), alongside their mainstream children. Specialist childminders are committed to ensuring that children with SEND are…

Disabled Children's Register (DCR)

The Children Act 1989 requires all local authorities to keep a register of children with disabilities to help with planning and monitoring services. Registering your child on the Children's Disability Register helps us identify and plan for the needs of children and young people with disabilities, their…
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