DISC - Devon's family information service

DISC is the Family Information Service for Devon. We are the main source of useful information for parents and carers of 0-19 year olds, including registered childcare and other services and support for children, young people and parents in Devon.

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2gether – free early learning and childcare for more Devon 2 year-olds

Over 2600 2 year-olds in Devon are either now, or will be from September, entitled to up to 15 hours of free early learning and childcare per week.

That is roughly 35% of the County’s 2 year- old children who can benefit from the opportunity to make new friends, learn through play and have lots of fun at one of around 430 of our high quality specially approved childcare settings. Those childcare providers include day nurseries, pre-schools, child-minders and school nurseries.

More information for parents and carers about the eligibility criteria and how to apply, or you can speak to your local children’s centre, childcare provider or telephone DISC Devon’s family information service on 0345 155 1013.

South West Childcare and Education Show

Westpoint Exhibition Centre

Friday, 7 November 9.30am – 5pm

Saturday, 8 November 9.30am – 4pm

This two-day exhibition is for anyone with an interest in early years education and childcare. This event will provide a one –stop-shop for educational resources, expert advice and networking for those involved in the care and education of 0 –7 years.

The exhibition will include: 100s of products and services from a range of dedicated suppliers, hands on interactive workshops, educational and informative seminars and themed areas.

On Friday Babcock LDP will be running a one-day Early Years conference called Detoxing Childhood presented by Sue Palmer, author and speaker specialising in child development and education in the modern world. This conference takes place alongside the show and all delegates get automatic entry into the event. To book your place visit www.babcock-education.co.uk/ldp/cpd

Visitor entry is free so visit www.childcareshow.co.uk to register online.

Westpoint is located just outside Exeter. It is clearly signposted from junction 30 of the M5 with ample free car parking.

Childcare needs survey

In order for the Early Years and Childcare Service to ensure there is enough childcare places for everyone in Devon they need you to tell them how many hours of childcare you require a week.

Go to the survey

Find out more

Contact Us

Telephone

0345 155 1013

Do it Online

Search for childcare and other services for children, young people and parents in the Family Information Directory

Key Publications / Downloads

DISC factsheet 1
Paying for childcare

DISC factsheet 2
Tax Credits

DISC factheet 3
Employer childcare vouchers

DISC factsheet 4
Choosing childcare

DISC factsheet 5
Using a home childcarer

DISC factsheet 6
Childminding between friends image - PDF icon (104KB - pdf help)

DISC factsheet 7
Applying for Early Years Entitlement