• Childcare Business Grants

    The Childcare Business Grants Scheme is now open to newly registered early years childminders, childcare providers on domestic premises and Childminder Agencies (CMAs) in England.

  • Sign Up to the NSPCC CASPAR Newsletter

    Our Early Years and Childcare Advisors recommend that your Designated Safeguarding Officers sign up to the NSPCC CASPAR (Current awareness service for practice, policy and research) Newsletter to keep up to date with changes relating to safeguarding.  

  • Share Good Practice and Good News

    We all enjoyed the stories of the Caterpillars cleaning their teeth and the knitted currant buns. Do you have an example of good practice or some good news to share with other providers through the Digest? Please e-mail digest@devon.gov.uk

  • Extended (30 hour) Entitlement Update

    Apologies if some of you have not been able to access the link through the Provider Portal.  There is an IT issue that is being investigated. The summarised information can be found at: 30 hour Extended Entitlement Update The DfE Operational Guidance with more detailed information about the 30 hour eligibility can be found at: Continue reading →

  • Early Years Funding Update

      All the latest information on the Early Years Funding can be found in the Early Years Funding Update – April 2017 Funded Providers have also been sent the Summer Term 17 Forecast Payment Letter through the Provider Portal Don’t forget: Invite to our Funding Consultation events  Lump Sum Funding regarding new applications not being accepted Continue reading →

  • Online Safety Newsletter – Issue 2 – May 2017

    The online safety newsletter provides information for early years and childcare providers and parents around keeping safe online: Early Years Providers Online Safety Newsletter Issue 2 – May 2017 Parents Online Safety Newsletter Issue 2 – May 2017