• Digital 5 a day

    The Children’s Commissioner for England has launched Digital 5 a day, which provides a framework to help children lead healthy online lives. The framework describes five areas families should consider: connect be active get creative give to others be mindful

  • Winter Readiness for early years’ providers

    With winter just around the corner, it’s time to think about being prepared for the forthcoming cooler season.  Just published by Public Health England is a ‘Winter Readiness Pack for Schools and Nurseries’ which you can download. The information pack contains checklists for preparedness for flu and norovirus, leaflets and posters, The Spotty Book (practical Continue reading →

  • Accident Prevention Guidance

    Public Health England have produced new guidance on Preventing unintentional injuries: a guide for all staff working with children under 5 years This guidance, produced in association with the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT), is for all staff working with children under 5 years and covers the 5 injury priorities: choking, suffocation and strangulation falls burns Continue reading →

  • Special Guardianship Orders

    Children that are under a Special Guardianship Order or who have been adopted, are eligible for two-year-old funding. Providers need evidence of the Special Guardianship Order or adoption to enable our funding team to pay the two-year-old funding. Simply contact the helpdesk eyef@devon.gov.uk  if you have a child booking in with you or already in attendance. Continue reading →

  • DCFP MASH Enquiry Audit

    Devon Children’s and Families Partnership (DCFP) are undertaking an audit of single agency enquiries into MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub). The purpose of this audit is to gain a greater understanding of single agency enquiries, which will help ensure that children and families are getting the right help at the right time. The Early Years and Continue reading →

  • I like bees, I don’t like honey

    NSPCC are supporting the picture book ‘ I like bees, I don’t like honey’ as a way of encouraging children to voice their opinions about what they do and don’t like, and accept that everybody is different. Authors: Sam Bishop and Fiona Lumbers Publisher: Faber & Faber, 2017