Skip to main content

Search Results

Advice & Information

 Directory results

About childcare

Understanding Childcare Childcare support is expanding from April 2024 visit Childcare Choices to find out more. If you are claiming benefits or on a low income your two year old may be entitled to funding. Check to see if your child is entitled to two…

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…

Safeguarding

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, Safeguarding involves: protecting children from abuse and maltreatment preventing harm to children’s health or development ensuring children grow up with the provision of safe and effective care taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcomes.…

About parenting and family support

The first few years are the most important in your child's life, and as a mum or dad you have the biggest influence of all on their learning and development. As well as in the home, the learning and experiences that your child has when being cared…

Early Years Funding - Information for childcare providers

Early Years Funding has to be claimed by childcare providers on-line via our funding system.  If you would like to claim funding, you can request to be set up via emailing: EY.Funding@n-somerset.gov.uk Please note we do not backdate funding. Within the system you will be able to:…

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…

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…

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…

Disabled Children's Register (DCR)

You need to be a resident of North Somerset to register your child/young person. 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…

Business advice for childcare settings

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…
Back to top