• Experience of the 30 hours extended entitlement

    Little Dragons Pre-school share their experience of the extended entitlement: At Little Dragons, we have found the 30 hours funding has worked really well for us. We have found that most parents who are entitled to it, use most of the hours, which has increased our funding for this term quite a lot from last years! Continue reading →

  • BBC launches Own It website

    The BBC has launched Own It, a website for 9 to 12 year olds to help them maximise opportunities in the digital world as well as helping them to develop the confidence and resilience to tackle the everyday challenges they face online. The site includes quick links to charities and organisations including Childline to provide Continue reading →

  • Summary of the annual Ofsted report

    Each year, Ofsted write an Annual Report that says what they have found during their inspections. This summary sets out the main data behind it. Read the full Annual Report.

  • The Twelve Health and Safety Myths of Christmas

    In the run up to Christmas the Health and Safety Executive has published the top twelve festive myths, gifted to HSE from media reports and correspondence received. The Twelve Myths of Christmas

  • EYupskill – Early Years training website

    EYupskill, has been developed as part of the Government’s Early Years Workforce Strategy by the Pre-School Learning Alliance with funding from the Department for Education’s (DfE) Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) grant round for 2017-18. The purpose of EYupskill is to provide practitioners with impartial support and information about early years training providers and professional Continue reading →

  • Transforming Obesity Prevention – Free Webinar

    Early Years – Free Webinar – Transforming Obesity Prevention in the Early Years – Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Childhood obesity is a major cause for concern with more than 1 in 5 children in Reception, and 1 in 3 children in Year 6 classified as obese or overweight. Children from poorer backgrounds and twice as Continue reading →

  • Consultation: Level 2 Qualifications

    The DfE is seeking views on the proposed early years assistant (level 2) criteria and their suitability for qualifications in early education and childcare. These criteria will support level 2 workers to gain the knowledge and skills they need to progress in their career in early years. The criteria will also enable employers to recognise suitable training Continue reading →

  • Munch-n-Move healthy Children Brighter Futures

    Action for Children are holding a conference at the Kia Oval in London on the 27 February 2018, addressing key issues in delivering a healthy Early Years Foundation Stage. This one day conference will explore the delivery of the EYFS in relation to healthy eating and physical development. Speakers include: Professor Iram Siraj and Carol Continue reading →

  • A Christmas Message

    To All Early Years and Childcare Providers, It is hard to believe that it is December already and nearly time for Christmas. It has been a busy year for those working within Early Years with many changes to take on board. In Devon we had the Funding Formula Review which has now resulted in an Continue reading →