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Covid-19 Childcare update

Information for Parents Some Early Years providers have now either re-opened or have extended the numbers of children that can attend their setting. The government have issued guidelines for providers to open safely, along with information for parents and carers. Most Early Years providers are…

Education Health and Care Plans in North Somerset

NEWS: November 2019 - New Annual Review Guidance Published We have recently reviewed our guidance on how we assess and provide Education Health and Care Plans in North Somerset. On this page, you can find our most up to date documentation. We will also soon…

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…

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…

Early Years Funding - Information for childcare providers

Early Years Funding has to be claimed by childcare providers on-line  If you want to claim funding you can request to be set up via emailing: education.funding@n-somerset.gov.uk Within the system you will be able to: Check the eligibility of parents or guardians to have funded…

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…

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 play. For more information…

Education health and care needs assessment in the early years

Our Assessment Guidance We are currently reviewing and updating our guidance document and assessment criteria to ensure that it keeps pace with changes in the law and SEN Code of Practice. We will provide simpler, more accessible guidance on our processes for parents and professionals,…

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…

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…
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