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Education and learning

Young children at school

We encourage equality of opportunity, to learn, develop, enjoy and achieve - both inside and outside school.

We can improve the lives of our children and young people by ensuring that our services are of the highest quality and are sustainable. We also need to make sure that while in school or college, children are protected from harm and neglect and feel safe.

We know how difficult it can be to care for a young child and to continue with your career or education. The council also provides advice and information on childcare, childcare providers, working tax credits and even help in setting up your own childcare or a childminding business.

And it doesn't matter how old you are or if you have qualifications - we can help disadvantaged adults to broaden their opportunities through the exciting journey of 'community learning'. Through community learning we provide adults with the information, knowledge and skills they need for personal development, to participate fully in community life and to find and succeed in work.

If it's skills enhancement or just recreation, why not join one of the 10,000 adult learners in Bristol and South Gloucestershire who are taking day and evening classes. The information in this section will give you all you need to get you started.

Adult and community education

Information on community learning for adults aged 19 and over.


Caring for children can be a difficult task at the best of times. We are committed to providing the ...

Children and Young People Plan

The Partnership Strategy for Children and Young People 2012 16 sets out the priorities for improvem ...

Extra-curricular activities

Information on extra-curricular activities for young people in South Gloucestershire.


Pre-schools and playgroups provide care and education to children usually between the ages of two an ...

Schools and colleges

Information about schools and school admissions in South Gloucestershire.

Training and development

Support is offered to all staff and elected members with training and development needs to improve p ...

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