• LADO E-Learning

    There is a new e-learning package which explains the work of the LADO (Local Authority Designated Officer).  It is simple and easy to follow and should take around one hour to complete but it will also form a source of reference to go back to.  It explains clearly what kind of issues the LADO will Continue reading →

  • First Aid Training – January 2018

    First Aid Training is being on held on Wednesday 24th and Wednesday 31st January 2018 at RMB Chivenor. Cost for the day will be £65 with session times from 9:30 am to 4 pm. To reserve your place Book Now

  • Extended Entitlement Reconfirmation Issues

    Some parents have experienced technical issues when trying to reconfirm their eligibility through the childcare service.  Most of these problems are due to the parent having made a mistake in their original application which they have tried to correct, but which has instead resulted in a duplicate application for the same child.  These parents have Continue reading →

  • Eat Better, Start Better

    Eat Better, Start Better guidance and supporting material has been developed to help early years providers and practitioners to meet the Early Years Foundation Stage welfare requirement for the provision of healthy, balanced and nutritious food and drink.

  • Extended Entitlement Parents Page

    Please signpost parents to the latest information on the extended entitlement here: 30 hours free childcare This page includes a link to top things parents need to know about the new offers. Please share this on your websites and facebook pages.

  • Meet the Pinpoint Team

    Hello from the Pinpoint team of Andrea, Denise Kathy and Lore, we are based at County Hall in Exeter, within the Digital Communications Team. We have a long history of working closely with the Early Years and Childcare service, providing information to families in Devon about what childcare is available to them. Most of us Continue reading →

  • Safeguarding training recommended for childminders

    We have been asked to clarify what safeguarding training the Devon Early years and Childcare Service (following the guidance of Devon Children and Families Partnership) expect childminders to undertake. All childminders are expected to undertake the Group 2 Safeguarding Children Awareness training either as a half day course or as e-learning. Both options are fully Continue reading →

  • Cullompton Pre-school win Bags of Help

    Cullompton Pre-school have won the local Bags of Help scheme in Cullompton Tesco store. Winning has enabled them to provide this amazing new swing for the setting. They have received wonderful support from the local community.