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 Newsletter 

Childcare Works presentations – 12 March 2019

Changing Lives Through Childcare presentation

Childcare matters presentation

Early Years Communities Induction Day

Early Years Communities Induction Day November 2018 presentation 

EpiPen and EpiPen junior shortage

EpiPen and EpiPen Junior Guidance

Parent Guardian Letter

Somerset’s Strategy for Achieving Excellence for All

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

Early Years Provider Information Evenings – Spring 2019

PowerPoint presentation

Evaluation form

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 Team
Address: B2 South, County Hall, Taunton, TA1 4DY
Phone: 0300 123 2224
Opening Hours: Monday 8am to 6pm, Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.

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