Early Years

Early Years

The Early Years team consists of an Advisory Teacher and an Early Years Officer who work across the County supporting the education of all EY CLA who fall into National Curriculum years -2 to 0.  We work collaboratively with Early Years providers,  foster carers and other professionals to ensure that every child is able to flourish.


How can you get in touch with us?

Any queries regarding an Early Years Child Looked After can be directed to thevirtualschool@somerset.gov.uk who will then forward the enquiry onto the Virtual School Early Years Advisory Teacher.


Useful resources for Early Years providers and other professionals:

PEP guidance for EY settings


Pre-Prep Information – Settings

Blank EY ePEP sept 22


Useful resources for supporting your child at home: 

General advice, help and guidance around all aspects of childhood development: https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people


Managing transition to preschool: 

Preparing your child for starting at a preschool setting/childminder:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/prepare-child-for-nursery/zkhrg7h

Supporting transition to a preschool: https://www.annafreud.org/early-years/early-years-in-mind/resources/8-ways-parents-and-carers-can-help-manage-the-transition-back-to-nursery/


Supporting language development: 

What to do and say with a 3/4yr old: https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people/3-to-4-year-old-child-development-activities

Everyday activities to build language skills: https://speechandlanguage.info/parents/activities/language


Supporting physical development: 

Active games to play to help your child get school ready: https://www.sasp.co.uk/school-ready

Active games to play to help your child move with confidence: https://www.sasp.co.uk/confident-mover