Somerset County Council

Working with children


Job Vacancy Bulletin
The Early Years Job Vacancy Bulletin  is updated every Monday with jobs in childcare from around the Somerset area. It is free to advertise a vacancy in the bulletin and your advertisement can be removed at any time. 

We can also upload your vacancy to the Universal Jobmatch website which is run by Job Centre Plus

You can advertise your job vacancy in the bulletin by completing an Early Years Job Vacancy Form.

If you have any questions or require any more information about placing a vacancy advertisement in the bulletin please email or phone
01823 357359.

You can find job vacancies working in adults and children's social care here. 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for staff working in schools and early years settings
Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning (SCIL) offers a variety of professional training opportunities to staff working with children in the early years and school sectors. We work in partnership with a variety of awarding bodies such as: Council for Awards in Children’s Education (CACHE), City and Guilds, Institute for Leadership and Management, to deliver the training courses practitioners need to respond to national and local changes. Some examples of the training we offer are: 

  • First Aid
  • Safeguarding 
  • Early Years Initial Teacher Training
  • Foundation degrees 
  • Honours degrees

To see a full list of training that is relevant to early years and school staff, please visit our training page.

Early Years Leadership Framework  

This is a resource for the early years workforce. The toolkit is designed to help you run your business more effectively and support you in developing good strategies for improvement, efficient practices and a well-supported business and staff team. It brings together examples and statutory information to help you run your business with the requirements set out by the Government and the local authority.

Somerset Leadership College  
The Somerset Leadership College is a Somerset Children and Young People’s Compact initiative led by a steering group of school and early years leaders.  

Its aim is to support, develop and inspire leaders to be the best they can be in carrying out their leadership responsibilities to continue to improve outcomes for children and young people in Somerset. Useful resources are available to download for free from the online library.

Somerset SCITT  
The Somerset SCITT website provides full details on our foundation degrees and our practical and highly-rated PGCE courses in primary teaching and early years which give you a Qualified Teacher Status.


Contact: Early Years Commissioning
Address: B2 South, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY
Phone: 0300 123 2224
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.

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