• Latest Universal Credit roll out dates

    Latest Universal Credit Roll out dates Date District Council JCP 4th July 2018 East Devon District Council Honiton JCP Mid Devon District Council Tiverton JCP North Devon District Council Barnstaple JCP Torridge District Council Bideford JCP 5th September 2018 South Hams District Council Totnes JCP Teignbridge District Council Newton Abbot JCP Torbay Council Brixham JCP Continue reading →

  • Free Bookstart Treasure Packs for three year olds

    Bookstart gifts free books to all children at two key ages before school to help families read together every day and inspire children with a rewarding love of books. The Bookstart Baby Pack is given to children by their registrar and the Bookstart Treasure Gift Pack is given to three-year-olds via their early years provider. Continue reading →

  • Complaint and compliance action summaries: guidance for inspectors

    Ofsted Inspectors have been issued new guidance therefore you may notice some changes to the way inspectors summarise the steps they or the provider have taken to make sure a provider is complying with the requirements for their registration after they receive a concern or a notification. Complaint and compliance action summaries: guidance for inspectors

  • New Training Website, are you ready?

    As of 29 January 2018 DEL Digital Learning will replace CPD Online as our Early Years Training website. Please make sure you are ready for this move by visiting CPD Online to access your course certificates and training history. Details on how to access your certificate and training history can be found in our handy guide. DEL user Continue reading →

  • DfE’s Survey of Childcare and EY Providers

    The Department for Education (DfE) will be piloting the Survey of Childcare and Early Years Providers in January and February 2018. For the pilot, the survey will be issued nationally to 750 providers. The DfE contacted the Early Years and Childcare Service to alert us to the possibility that providers may legitimately be contacted in Continue reading →

  • Baby K 5 Step Briefing

    Earlier this year the Devon Children and Families Partnership (DCFP) undertook a learning review into ‘Baby K’ who sadly died from natural causes in December 2016. The partnership decided there was learning to be gleaned from this case; read our 5-step briefing.