Looking for family activities or childcare information? Want to discover what school holiday clubs are running? Do you or a family you know require some additional support or advice?1 Big Database Bathnes (www.bathnes1bd.org.uk) provides information on local support groups and national helplines, activities within B&NES for children and families, an events calendar including information on school holiday clubs, and an Ofsted registered list of childcare providers in Bath and North East Somerset. We have an active Facebook page, Family Information Online, where we share information on events, activities, groups and online support services.Don't forget our 'sister' site, Rainbow Resource, Bath and North East Somerset's Local Offer to families of children with SEND. To find out more, please find us on the Hub, or visit www.rainbowresource.org.uk.
Rainbow Resource forms part of Bath and North East Somerset's Local Offer. This is an online resource available to all families living in Bath and North East Somerset who support a child or young person with an additional need or disability. Here we list a range of support services and groups both for parent/carers and young people, searchable by keywords depending on the needs of each individual young person. There is also a valuable resources section containing information on a range of topics from 'what is an EHC Plan', to Personal Independence Payments, to legal handbooks, through to preparation to adulthood (among other topics of course). We have a calendar of events which is regularly updated and ensures parents and carers are aware of inclusive activities taking place regularly across B&NES. The news carousel at the top of our site highlights any key events, parenting conferences, activities or training opportunities available to join, and this again is regularly updated to ensure it is relevant and current. There is a link through to our sister site 1 Big Database Bathnes for parents to search for childcare providers and schools, each of whom should include a link to their own Local Offer document. In addition to this, we have a Rainbow Resource Scheme which is free to join for families, and offers a small card which provides confirmation of a child's disability and is widely accepted across our area to offer discounted admission to a variety of venues and attractions. More information on the card can be found here, and the application form can be found attached to this article. Please note, over the coming months Rainbow Resource will be undergoing some updating and may change in its design. The information will remain current, relevant and reliable. If you do have any feedback on the current site we'd be grateful to receive this as it will help to inform our future updates. P&C Communications Teamp_c_comms@bathnes.gov.ukwww.rainbowresource.org.uk
Rainbow Resource is Bath and North East Somerset's Local Offer. Here we provide information, guidance and resources to support children and young people with Special Education Needs and Disabilities, or additional needs. We provide resources to support families and professionals with the knowledge and information to meet each child's needs, guidance on relevant processes such as for example the EHCP timeline and structure, details of local support groups and drop in session available to families. We have a calendar of events specific to those with additional needs and inclusive events taking place across B&NES. Visit www.rainbowresource.org.uk for more information. Here families can choose to apply for their free Rainbow Resource card, which provides them with verification of their child's SEND or additional need thus offering discounted admission or access to another concession at a variety of locations across the South West. The application form can be completed online and can be found Rainbow Resource card application form. Our Facebook page, Family Information Online, also shares details of events, services and activities across our area that support families with young people who have additional needs. Please visit www.facebook.com/BathnesFIS. This is a public Facebook page and so does not require a personal Facebook page in order to view the posts.
1 Big Database BathNES
1 Big Database BathNES holds a variety of information on all of the above. We list all parenting and family support courses taking places across B&NES particularly these taking place in our Children's centres, and provide information on support services and groups. Our calendar of events lists activities, parenting groups, baby and toddler groups and events happening in our local area. We also provide details of all Ofsted registered childcare providers within Bath and North East Somerset. Visit www.bathnes1bd.org.uk to explore more.To complement this our active Facebook page provides direct information to families about things happening in our community such as activities, volunteering opportunities, family sessions, support groups, opportunities for progression and training and more. This is a public page and does not require a personal Facebook profile to view it. Visit www.facebook.com/BathnesFIS.
Equalities Leader Guidance Folder
This guidance is intended to support the Equalities Leader and all staff in Early Years settings to promote equality of opportunity for all children in their care, so that every child and every family feels they are valued and that they belong.