Somerset County Council

Working with children


A new service for early year’s providers replaced the jobs bulletin on 26 May 2017.   

Dillington Advertising Services, Somerset County Council’s in-house advertising agency are now offering the opportunity for all early years’ providers to promote their vacancies to a wider audience on

Placing an advert on costs £40 per advert, per month, for each vacancy posted, and offers many benefits including:

  • Wider exposure for your vacancy- almost 6000 visitors each week with 53000 page views
  • All jobs placed on as well as the site
  • Candidates linked straight through to your site for applying
  • Job application forms, job descriptions, and other supporting information can be uploaded directly to the DASjobs site - no printing required
  • Completed applications sent direct to your inbox - no posting or envelopes needed
  • Your own logo on your advert.
  • Visitors can access using mobile phones or tablets
  • Discounted rates on external printed publications and job boards
  • Google maps location links

Please visit to view the site features

For more information, or to advertise on the site please phone the DAS team on 01823 357739 or email 

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You can find job vacancies working in adults and children's social care here. 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for staff working in schools and early years settings
Somerset Centre for Integrated Learning (SCIL) offers a variety of professional training opportunities to staff working with children in the early years and school sectors. We work in partnership with a variety of awarding bodies such as: Council for Awards in Children’s Education (CACHE), City and Guilds, Institute for Leadership and Management, to deliver the training courses practitioners need to respond to national and local changes. Some examples of the training we offer are: 

  • First Aid
  • Safeguarding 
  • Early Years Initial Teacher Training
  • Foundation degrees 
  • Honours degrees

To see a full list of training that is relevant to early years and school staff, please visit our training page.

Early Years Leadership Framework  

This is a resource for the early years workforce. The toolkit is designed to help you run your business more effectively and support you in developing good strategies for improvement, efficient practices and a well-supported business and staff team. It brings together examples and statutory information to help you run your business with the requirements set out by the Government and the local authority.

Somerset Leadership College  
The Somerset Leadership College is a Somerset Children and Young People’s Compact initiative led by a steering group of school and early years leaders.  

Its aim is to support, develop and inspire leaders to be the best they can be in carrying out their leadership responsibilities to continue to improve outcomes for children and young people in Somerset. Useful resources are available to download for free from the online library.

Somerset SCITT  
The Somerset SCITT website provides full details on our foundation degrees and our practical and highly-rated PGCE courses in primary teaching and early years which give you a Qualified Teacher Status.


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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