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 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
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 →
The building of the new pre-school at Lympstone has started:
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.
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.
There have been a number of queries regarding SEND funding for Early Years so we thought it would be useful to provide an update. From September 2017, there are 3 different funding streams for SEND: Universal Inclusion Fund Targeted Inclusion Fund Individual Inclusion Fund Universal Inclusion Fund An additional 4p per hour is being paid for Continue reading →
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 →
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 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.