Tag Archives: Childcare

New nursery comes to Neroche

Somerset County Council is pleased to announce the opening of ‘First Friends’, a new nursery facility based at Neroche School in Broadway, llminster An official opening ceremony will take place on Tuesday November 7 at 3.00 pm and will be attended by Gemma Verdon, Junior Member for Children and local County Councillor Linda Piggott-Vijey. The […]

Parents Encouraged To Apply For Up To 30 hours of funded childcare

Somerset County Council is encouraging working parents to apply for up to 30 hours of funded childcare for three and four year olds. From September 2017, the Government is doubling the amount of funded childcare hours from 15 hours to 30 hours a week (for 38 weeks each year). The additional hours will support working […]

Rockets pre-school expansion takes off in Rockwell Green

More working families in and around Rockwell Green will be able to benefit from funded childcare places with the expansion of the Rockets pre-school. The new Rockets building at Rockwell Green Primary is the first of six Somerset County Council projects that will boost the number of childcare spaces available in the county. Creating nearly […]

Childcare boost for Somerset families thanks to successful bid for £1.5m

Nearly 200 working families across Somerset will have access to an additional 30 hours of free childcare per week, as six projects to extend early years provision in the County are given much-needed funding from government. Somerset County Council worked in partnership with six nurseries and pre-schools in Somerset to successfully bid for a combined […]

Every sleep matters – safer sleep for babies

Somerset parents and carers are being asked to take steps to keep their babies safe from harm every time they go to sleep. The advice is part of ‘Safer Sleep Week’, organised by the Lullaby Trust (14-20 March 2016) which aims to ensure parents and carers know the importance of safer sleep, and are aware […]

Facebook Q&A for future Foster Carers

Next week the Fostering and Adoption Recruitment Service will be logging on for a Facebook Q&A for Somerset residents interested in Fostering in the future. The Q&A will be held on the Fostering in Somerset Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/fosteringinsomerset – from 4pm until 8pm on Thursday 12 November. Somerset County Council seeks individuals and families […]