• Online Safety Newsletter

    ScoMIS have produced the following online safety newsletters specifically for: Parents and Carers of 0-5 year olds Early Years Settings Each edition provides links to good websites where parents and carers or early years practitioners can access advice, guidance and information for 0-5 year olds on online safety.  

  • Provider Portal – Important Information

    The Provider Portal will be closed for planned maintenance on Friday 15th and will open again on Monday 18th September. Thank you for your patience whilst this work is being undertaken.

  • Workshops – Using the Inclusion Fund

    Don’t forget these free sessions for all funded providers including childminders. Come and find out about the changes to the SEND Support Funding and how to take a graduated response to meeting the needs of the children in your setting.

  • Children’s Health Fund – Grant Funding Available

    No child should go hungry and we recognise that for some children there is a vital food provision gap that needs filling during the school holidays. Our Holiday Food Fund provides grants of up to £5,000 for projects in the UK that provide holiday activities with food for children. The Holiday Food Fund will be Continue reading →

  • Calling 999 for an Ambulance – A Guide for all Early Years and Education Providers

    Following a recent Coroners court hearing, the Coroner has asked that South West Ambulance Service Trust’s (SWAST) guidance on calling 999 for an ambulance be shared with all educational establishments (including early years) across the geographical area. This guidance is to help and support staff when calling 999 in order to achieve the appropriate and timely response.

  • We are doing really well… thank you, keep it up!

    Thank you to all those providers who have gone the extra mile during the summer to ensure that parents 11 digit codes for the extended entitlement have been gathered and entered onto the Provider Portal. We have received data from the government to show that Devon is second in the country for the percentage of Continue reading →

  • Meet the Northern Devon Team

    Hello from the Northern Devon Early Years and Childcare team, (from left to right, Liz Carroll , Melissa Filby, Karen Baker) What do we do as a team in  Northern Devon? We support all our childcare providers with any help or support we can offer. This ranges from safeguarding advice to financial advice, merger of providers, and Continue reading →

  • Parental responsibility

    The House of Commons Library has published a briefing note looking at parental responsibility as a legal concept as set out in the Children Act 1989 as amended. The briefing note, which applies to England and Wales, covers: the exercise of parental responsibility; dwindling parental responsibility as a child gets older; acquiring parental responsibility; and Continue reading →