Funding for GCSE Science
If you need to undertake GCSE science to complete your training to become an Early Years Teacher, you can apply to Devon County Council for funding. Please complete the attached application form.
Changes to the Ofsted Common Inspection Framework
Early Years Educator qualification - a guide for recruiters and candidates
Find out about GCSE entry / exit requirements for the level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. Visit the Nursery World website for more information.
Childcare Investment Readiness Fund
The Department for Education has created a £500,000 pilot fund to support early years and childcare social enterprises looking to expand their presence in the early years' market. Read more on the Childcare Investment Readiness Fund page.
The Government wants to make it easier for schools to take 2 year-olds
The Government wants to make it easier for schools to take 2 year-olds. From 26th May 2015, providing a school’s two year old's provision meets the requirements for exemption, schools no longer needed to apply to register this separately with Ofsted. Ofsted should have contacted schools that already have a separate EY registration by Monday 25th May. If schools haven’t heard by then, they should email Ofsted using the following dedicated account: email@example.com.
Updated Ofsted guidance- May 15
Safeguarding Children Resource
The new format safeguarding children resource (1.58MB - pdf help) forms part of the Group 3 core training programme. It's available as a free on-going resource for anyone working with children in Devon.
Safeguarding Training - do you know which is the right course for you?
Find out more
- Childcare sufficiency
- Links to Devon's Childcare Sufficiency Assessment reports
- Children's Centres
- Links to supporting information and related documents
- List of schools with Learning Community
- Training for the early years and childcare workforce
- Childcare Sufficiency Assessment
- Action Planning
- Best Value Survey
- Child care law
- Childcare Sufficiency
Also on devon.gov.uk
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