Please see the latest update on the Extended Entitlement (30 hours) – Spring Term 2018
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 →
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 →
This is an updated presentation of the pre-registration briefing for childminders
This week a childcare provider in Suffolk was successfully targeted by a gang using the technique described in this article from last October: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/beware-fraud-gangs-posing-court-11290573 Please beware.
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
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 →
The Safer Internet Day 2018 Education Packs and SID TV videos are now available! Created for educators across the UK, the packs provide free resources to help educate students aged 3-18 about online safety issues. The SID TV video content is a series of educational videos that complement the messaging of the education packs. They can Continue reading →
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 →
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.