• Sources of Income for Early Years Providers

    The Department for Education have summarised some additional sources of funding available to settings and childminders to support individual children and raise the quality of childcare that you offer.

  • Early Years Qualifications

    Don’t forget you can access information about qualifications and training on our website. You may also be able to get funding for a qualification through the Education & Skills Funding Agency (SFA). You will be able to find out more information by contacting a training provider directly. There is a link to SFA funded training providers Continue reading →

  • Early Years Funding Consultation

    Thank you to all of you who came along to one of our consultation events. If you haven’t done so already, can you please return the consultation form to us by 31st May.  

  • Child Safety Week 5th to 11th June 2017 – Plan now!

    Child Safety Week takes place from Monday 5th to Sunday 11th June 2017, with the theme Safe children: sharing is caring. Events can be held by a range of different organisations and individuals, including children’s centres, childminders, pre-schools, fire and rescue teams, hospitals, schools etc. The 2017 Child Safety Week Action Pack is full of Continue reading →

  • South West Child Protection Procedures website awareness campaign

    South West Child Protection Procedures (SWCPP) is the go to website for practitioners who need clarification about policies and procedures or who are unsure about how to respond to a safeguarding issue they encounter during their work. This is a great tool to support safeguarding practice and provide a consistent approach as to how we Continue reading →

  • ‘Right for Children’ – New Early Help IT system

    ‘Right for Children’, the new Early Help IT system went live on the 10 April 2017. The system has replaced the ‘Holistix’ system, with the introduction of more streamlined Early Help assessment and planning tools. Additional awareness raising sessions will take place in order to give you an introduction to the new practice tools and Continue reading →

  • Early Years Funding Help Desk Update!

    Please be advised that we have had a number of staff changes on the Helpdesk and as we approach the busy Headcount period you may find it takes longer to respond to your query. There is lots of information that has been sent out recently via the Portal and other information can be found at: Continue reading →

  • Babcock Early Years

    The Babcock Early Years Website offers lots of information and guidance that you may find helpful. The Babcock LDP Early Years Team provide high-quality support, advice and challenge in the wide range of early years settings and schools across Devon and beyond, in relation to young children’s learning and development. The EY Team also undertake Continue reading →