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Helpful local authority contact information for providers working in Early Years.

Local Authority Contacts for Early Years

Local Authority Contacts for Early Years

Contacts within the local authority for Early Years have changed. The Education Partnerships and Skills Team consists of four different teams, where you can find colleagues to support you and your setting. These new teams are:

  • Education Leadership
  • Curriculum and Literacy
  • Education Places
  • Education Operations
Alison Jeffery Head of Curriculum and Literacy Team
Kate Daunton Service Manager Curriculum Projects and Resources
Nikki Difford Curriculum and Topic Lead – Early Years
Jeremy Handscomb Curriculum and Topic Lead – Schools
Jo Sawyer Curriculum Networks Officer
Heather Good Head of Education Leadership
Marie Palmer Education Relationship Manager South Somerset area
Liz Smith Education Relationship Manager Taunton Deane/W Somerset area
Jane Weatherill Education Relationship Manager Sedgemoor area
Kate Edwards Education Relationship Manager Mendip area
Phil Curd Head of Education Places
Sarah Love Service Manager Education and Childcare Places
Julia Balmford Senior Officer Education and Childcare Places
Jo O’Callaghan Head of Education Operations

Last reviewed: January 25, 2024 by Helly

Next review due: July 25, 2024

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