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Early Years workforce

These pages are for North Somerset childcare professionals.  We hope that you find them useful.  Please let us know if there is anything that you would like to see included.

Early Years SEND Top-up Funding

All early years providers have access to support, advice and guidance from the North Somerset Early Years Area Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs). The Graduated response document outlines how early years providers can access this support as part of their graduated response. To request additional support and advice…

Special Educational Needs Tribunals

A simple guide for parents, and an information sheet co-produced by children and young people is now available. The SEND Tribunal is a formal means of resolving disputes between the Local Authority and parents, carers and young people about the support provided to them via…

Guidance for Parents, Children & Young People

We recognise that sometimes, the rules and regulatations around SEND can be complex and daunting. As part of our commitment to co-production, we are developing accessible versions of our guidance and policies.  Two Side Guides - these documents sum up the key steps, issues or…

Local Offer

Welcome to North Somerset Local Offer. The website aims to provide you with information, advice and guidance across education, health and social care for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Find out more about the Local Offer and how to…

My child's special educational needs and/or disability

Areas of special educational needs: Communicating and interacting – where children and young people have speech, language and communication difficulties which make it difficult for them to make sense of language or to understand how to communicate effectively and appropriately with others Cognition and learning…

Education Health and Care Plans in North Somerset

New: You can now request an education, health and care assessment online We have created some easy-to-read guides for parents, and some guides specifically for children and young people on many aspects of the process - you can view them here on the Local Offer. This…

Policies, procedures and templates for childcare providers

Your policies and procedures play an important role in helping you meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage. They are there to help and guide staff and should be readily available for families so that everyone connected with the setting has a good…

SEND capital funding from the Department for Education

The final assurance template for the original SEND Capital Funding scheme is available here. We are currently consulting with schools and other partners regarding future schemes. In March 2017, the Department for Education allocated additional capital funding to support initiatives to develop additional and innovative…
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