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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We would like to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the situation and working with the government and NHS.

For guidance on coronavirus and the latest information for Devon, visit Devon County Council’s coronavirus (COVID-19) advice pages.


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Apply for a primary place

Apply for your child to start in reception year at primary or infant school or in year 3 at junior school

Child protection

What to do if you are concerned about a child or young person in Devon

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Children in care

How we are safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our care

Children's centres

Children’s centres

Children’s centres offer advice and support for parents and carers of children aged 0-8

Family Focus groups

All Family Focus sessions are currently suspended. Please contact your local Public Health Nursing hub if you need to speak with a member of our team. You are invited to any of the Family Focus sessions across the Devon County Council area. Family Focus has replaced traditional baby clinics to provide a drop-in that offers Continue reading →

Devon family information directory

Family information service

Find childcare and other services in Devon for children, young people and parents

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Family support

Information about the types of family support available in Devon

Bearnes Primary School, Queen Street, Newton Abbot

Find a school or college

Use our search tool to find a specific school or college

Funded childcare

Funded childcare is now available to all 3 and 4-year-olds and some 2-year-olds.

Early years and childcare

Funded childcare for 2-year-olds

A Golden Ticket allows you to access free childcare for your 2-year-old, if eligible

Funded childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds

From the term after their third birthday, until they start school, your child is entitled to up to 570 hours of free childcare

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Health visiting

Health Visitors help families during the early years of a child’s life.


REACH (Reducing Exploitation and Absence from Care or Home)

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School admissions

Apply here for a place in a mainstream state primary or secondary school

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Sensory Impairments

This page gives you lots of information about Sensory Impairments. This can be visual impairment, hearing impairment, or both. You can download a new (summer 2019)  leaflet about ROVICS here. Send feedback now > page updated 15/07/19

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What we do

The Public Health Nursing Service is made up of Health Visitors, School Nurses, Staff Nurses and Community Health Workers, providing Health Visiting and School Nursing services across Devon.