DfE - Local Authority Early Years and Childcare


The early years and childcare sector is part of a critical national infrastructure providing care for children. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is crucial that the Department for Education (DfE) and the Local Authority has up-to-date information on the number of children attending early years and childcare provision, the availability of childcare places and any other problems that may be arising.  


From the week commencing Monday 20 April 2020, we have been collecting data weekly by asking you to complete this survey.

Please complete this survey by 10:00 each Wednesday until further notice. Thank you for your continued commitment to completing this survey on a regular basis.

CLOSED PROVIDERS – Providers that are closed are not expected to compete this form. If your setting is closed, please inform the Early Years Team at early.years@n-somerset.gov.uk