• What have you been up to this Christmas?

        Pinecones Nursery School singing carols around the camp fire.       Springfield Nursery have been getting into the Christmas spirit with a sleigh, writing station, fire place and their very own life size elf and snowman.  The children have really enjoyed role play in this area and are looking forward to the Continue reading →

  • Christmas Photos

    Are you holding any Christmas Productions or Christmas parties? We would love to see some photos of what you have been up to. Please send them into digest@devon.gov.uk and we will feature them in next week’s special Christmas Edition. (Please make sure you have the appropriate permission).

  • Business Support Toolkit

    Created by the sector for the sector, the Early Years Business Zone is a great new initiative that provides a dedicated, free to access, online resource that is tailored to the specific needs of early years businesses. There are a number of interactive tools to help your setting achieve long-term sustainability. Including staff cost calculator, Continue reading →

  • Bold Beginnings – Ofsted Report on Reception Curriculum

    Ofsted has published a report on the reception year. ‘Bold Beginnings‘ looks at practice, provision and the curriculum of the reception year. It looks at Reception curriculum in successful schools and how well it prepared 4 and 5 year olds for the rest of their education and beyond.

  • New DWP Freephone numbers

    Freephone numbers for Universal Credit were introduced on 29 November. Freephone telephone numbers for other products and benefits will be introduced in weekly phases between now and the end of December. Changes to telephone numbers coming into effect on Thursday (7 December) are listed below  Service Line Current 0345 number New Freephone number Benefit Enquiry Continue reading →

  • Online Safety

    The Children’s Commissioner for England and TES have produced simplified terms and conditions for Instagram, WhatsApp, YouTube, Snapchat and Facebook to help parents and carers support their children to manage their rights and privacy online. Young Peoples Rights on Social Media