• The Great British Sports Show 3rd – 4th Feb

    The Great British Sports Show this February is the perfect opportunity for a fun sporty day out for the whole family! You and the kids will have the chance to try out new and traditional sports and games, take part in loads of competitions and matches, watch amazing demos as well as meeting your sporting heroes Continue reading →

  • Early Years Professional Development and Leadership Funding

    The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and Department for Education (DfE) are looking to fund and evaluate early years education projects focused on professional development and leadership, in order to improve the learning and development of children from low income families aged 0–5. Find out more

  • Education and Learning Training in Northern Devon – Spaces available

    There are still places available on the following training: Early Years – Developing Effective Practice in Supporting 2 year olds – Tuesday 6th February 2018, 10am – 3pm, Bluecoat Early Years Teaching Centre Developing Practice in PSED – Promoting Positive Behaviour Management – Thursday 22nd February 2018, 10am – 3pm, Caddsdown Business Centre Developing Practice Continue reading →

  • Talking to Your Children about Scary World News

    News is everywhere. In the digital age, it is no longer possible to control the news that we are exposed to or shield children from upsetting information. What you can do is help to minimise the negative impact it has on your children. You can do this through open and honest conversations at home. View Continue reading →

  • Guidance on writing complaint and compliance action summaries

    There has been a minor update to this guidance to reflect that Ofsted will no longer publish outcome summaries after a brought forward inspection. All relevant information will be contained in the inspection report and the focus will be on the breach of regulation and actions taken rather than the concern that was raised. Complaint Continue reading →

  • Annual Survey of Providers 2018

    It is that time of year again where we ask you to complete the Annual Survey of Providers so that we make sure we have up to date information on the services you provide. The survey will be emailed to you on Monday 29th January. The Annual Survey of Providers asks questions to enable the Continue reading →

  • New DEL Training Website – live date postponed

    The move date to the new early years training website DEL Digital Learning  has been postponed from 29 January to the 5 March 2018 Some of you may have already been sent DEL user details. Please feel free to use these details to log in and familiarise yourself with the system. Please be aware that Continue reading →

  • Early Years Leaders CPD Session

    The focus for the next set of Early Years Leaders sessions is ‘Physical Development Indoors and Out’.  This session will consider the links between physical development and a child’s cognitive development and their social-emotional well-being. This is a CPD session aimed at post-graduates who are leaders in early years settings. To book, or for more Continue reading →