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.
Cost of providing childcare review: call for evidence
The Department for Education are calling all early years settings to provide evidence of the actual cost of delivering an early year funded place. With the extension to a 30 hour entitlement from September 2017 for 3 and 4 year olds whose parents are in employment, many providers are expressing concerns that the current funding rates do not meet the actual cost of delivery.
Please take time to respond to this call by following this link. The final date for responses is 10 August 2015.
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?
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.
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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