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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…

Help with childcare costs

Help paying for childcare The Government have produced guidance for parents called 'help paying for childcare', this information talks about tax credits, universal credit, childcare vouchers and help for students that need help while they study.  They also have a useful website called childcare choices which enables parents…

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…

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: education.funding@n-somerset.gov.uk Please note we do not backdate funding. Within the system you will be able…

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…

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.…

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…

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…
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