Early Years Update - Afghan Resettlement Plan & Book start

From: Ask CYPS <askcyps@bristol.gov.uk>
Sent: 07 October 2021 10:39
Subject: Early Years Update – Afghan Resettlement Plan & Book start


Dear Colleague, 

Further to last week’s EY Bulletin, we have an important update (below) to share for any settings supporting recently arrived Afghan families. 

We are also attaching a flyer with information about how to register for this year’s free Book start gift pack for your children starting school in September 2022. 

With best wishes 

The Early Years team 

Afghan Resettlement Plan – Bristol Early Years


As you will be aware, Afghan families have been arriving in the UK, with Bristol proudly welcoming those families in need. The majority of these families will not have national insurance numbers nor national asylum support service (NASS) numbers, so may encounter online application system barriers when trying to access free childcare.

To enable an easy application route for Afghan families, Bristol City Council will be using our Enhanced Provision process (usually only offered to children under 2 years old). Please complete the attached application form if you are supporting an Afghan family who require free childcare for a child aged 4 and younger (i.e. not school age). Complete and email the attached form using our Send Secure service to eyenhancedprovision@bristol.gov.uk

Please do not add the children of these families to the October headcount / census.



Bookstart Book Distribution 21.22


Deborah Brown - (General Enquries)
Dawn Butler - (General Enquiries)
Nicola Theobald - (General and Nursery School Enquiries)