Somerset County Council

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

March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017   

Early Years Provider Briefings - November 2017

Autumn 2017 provider evening briefing 

Early Years Provider Briefings - March 2017


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 information

DA Languages telephone interpreting service

DA Languages booking instructions

      DA Languages booking

      Report an issue with translation services


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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