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About childcare

Understanding Childcare To support parents to understand the different government childcare schemes and how they interact, a simple poster has been produced to simplify the full childcare offer. If you are claiming benefits or on a low income your two year old may be entitled to…

0-2 Childcare Funding

How do children get the funding? Children must be referred by a professional such as a Health Visitor or Family Support Worker. All referrals are discussed at a 0-2 multi-agency panel. There is strict criteria that the family must meet to receive this funding. Funding…

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…

Future of Education Support Services for Children with dual sensory impairment, hearing impairment and visual impairment

                Background Since 1996 the former Avon local authorities - Bath & North-East Somerset (BANES), Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire - have jointly commissioned a Sensory Support Service (SSS). This service has traditionally provided support to children with dual sensory impairment,…

Holiday, Activities and Food Programme - HAF

The Department for Education has made funding available for families whose children are in receipt of benefits tested free school meals.  During 2021, this funding meant that these children accessed activities for at least 4 hours per day, for 4 days per week for: 1…

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…

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…
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