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Planning for your future childcare needs

Working parents of three and four year olds will receive 30 hours of funded childcare per week from September 2017. Somerset County Council wants to hear what families have to say on these plans and find out what their childcare needs are. New legislation from the government will allow parents, who work at least 16 […]

Government praises Somerset’s ‘commendable achievement’

Somerset County Council’s work in helping children access free early learning has been praised by the Department for Education. All families with two-year-olds who meet nationally-identified eligibility criteria can apply for funded early learning places, and it is up to local authorities to make sure sufficient places are available and to make sure eligible parents […]