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Apply for your child to start in reception year at primary or infant school or in year 3 at junior school
What to do if you are concerned about a child or young person in Devon
How we are safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our care
Children’s centres offer advice and support for parents and carers of children aged 0-8
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 →
Find childcare and other services in Devon for children, young people and parents
Information about the types of family support available in Devon
Use our search tool to find a specific school or college
Funded childcare is now available to all 3 and 4-year-olds and some 2-year-olds.
A Golden Ticket allows you to access free childcare for your 2-year-old, if eligible
From the term after their third birthday, until they start school, your child is entitled to up to 570 hours of free childcare
Health Visitors help families during the early years of a child’s life.
Holiday support for 5-16 years who are eligible for and receiving benefits-related free school meals
Health Visitors are part of a wider Public Health Nursing service that includes community health workers and school nurses. Devon Public Health Nursing provides services for children aged 0-19 across the Devon County Council area. Our Health visiting team have created these information pages, to support you as your baby’s birth approaches, and during the Continue reading →
We recognise that this is an exciting and somewhat challenging time for parents who are expecting a baby. It is very important to us that we are able to support families in a meaningful way, even more so given the challenges at this time. Your Health Visitor Until your baby is around ten days old Continue reading →
REACH (Reducing Exploitation and Absence from Care or Home)
Apply here for a place in a mainstream state primary or secondary school
Over the last year Devon’s Health Visiting team has moved their regular Family Focus support groups on-line, creating a rolling programme of Virtual Family Focus sessions to provide support and advice to new parents. Topics include Speech and Language, Play, Solids, and of course everyone’s favourite subject – Sleep! We run sessions on various topics Continue reading →
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.