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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)

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…

Opening and running 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…

Your voice - You asked, we responded

We are committed to developing the Local Offer in partnership with children and young people, parents and carers in North Somerset. If you want to see other information here, or have suggestions about the Local Offer, please let us know. Also, if you have questions about…

Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Partnership Board

The SEND Partnership Board (formerly the SEND Programme Board) is the group which ensures that the systems and process we operate and the services we commission fit together to provide the best support for children with SEND in North Somerset. It meets once every school term.…

About short breaks and respite

Short breaks provide opportunities for disabled children and young people to spend time away from their primary carers. These may range from just a few hours to day, evening, overnight or weekend activities and take could place in the child’s own home, the home of…
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