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Covid-19 Childcare update

Information for Parents Some Early Years providers have now either re-opened or have extended the numbers of children that can attend their setting. The government have issued guidelines for providers to open safely, along with information for parents and carers. Most Early Years providers are…

Direct payments and personal budgets in North Somerset

What are direct payments? Guidance about Direct payments and coronavirus/COVID-19 Direct Payments (DPs) are a cash payment made from the council to you so you can buy your own care and support services. A ‘direct payment’ means that the money goes directly from the council’s…

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…

Disagreement Resolution and Mediation

There are a number of steps that the parent or young person can take if they disagree with any of the decisions that are made during the Education Health and Care Needs Assessment process. Disagreement resolution A range of informal arrangements are available to help…

Early Help

In North Somerset we believe that all children and young people should be enabled to reach their fullest potential as individuals, learners and citizens. Early Help plays a key part in achieving this vision by providing: interventions early in life (with young children, including pre-natal…

Early Years Funding - Information for childcare providers

Early Years Funding has to be claimed by childcare providers on-line  If you want to claim funding you can request to be set up via emailing: education.funding@n-somerset.gov.uk Within the system you will be able to: Check the eligibility of parents or guardians to have funded…

Early years workforce

North Somerset Early Years Team aims to support the provision of high quality childcare, we have compiled information, links and resources that we believe practitioners will find useful in continuing to develop best practice within North Somerset pre-school settings.  Some have been written by the Early…

Education health and care needs assessment in the early years

Our Assessment Guidance We are currently reviewing and updating our guidance document and assessment criteria to ensure that it keeps pace with changes in the law and SEN Code of Practice. We will provide simpler, more accessible guidance on our processes for parents and professionals,…

Education Health and Care Plans in North Somerset

NEWS: November 2019 - New Annual Review Guidance Published We have recently reviewed our guidance on how we assess and provide Education Health and Care Plans in North Somerset. On this page, you can find our most up to date documentation. We will also soon…
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