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Early years news and updates

 

This page has helpful resources, links and updates designed especially for Somerset's providers.  

Information will be updated regularly and will include any important news from Ofsted.  

Early Years News and Views 

Issue 19 Autumn 2017
Issue 19 Autumn 2017 - Printable
Issue 18 Summer 2017
Issue 17 Spring 2017
Issue 16 Autumn 2016
Issue 15 Summer 2016
Issue 14 Spring 2016   

Early Years E-Bulletin

October 2017
September 2017

August 2017 
July 2017 
June 2017 
May 2017  
April 2017  

Early Years Provider Briefings - October 2016

Presentation - Children and young peoples plan
Presentation - Safeguarding
Presentation - Early years funding
MP template letter for funding
SCC Dfe EY Funding Consultation Response
Note from DfE on the use of electric plug socket covers

Early Years Provider Briefings - March 2017

Presentation

Somerset’s Strategy for Achieving Excellence for All

Vision and Priorities for Improvement – 2016 -2020
Early Years Strategy

English as an Additional Language support  

Somerset Early Years EAL Advisory Service

  • Advisory Service for English as an Additional Language available to all early years providers. 

There are free services available to early years providers in Somerset for translation to help communicate more effectively with children and families.  These services are provided by DA Languages and Diversity Voice. Diversity Voice offers translation into and from Polish. Translation for all other languages are offered by DA Languages.

Interpreting and Translation for Early Years services

Diversity Voice service – English  
Diversity Voice service – Polish

D.A. Languages 
DA Languages telephone interpreting service
DA Languages booking instructions
      DA Languages booking

      Report an issue with translation services

Contacts

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

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