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.
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.
0345 155 1013
DISC factsheet 1
Paying for childcare
DISC factsheet 2
DISC factheet 3
Employer childcare vouchers
DISC factsheet 4
DISC factsheet 5
Using a home childcarer
DISC factsheet 7
Applying for Early Years Entitlement