• Universal Credit Sessions – Presentation and Video

    Thank you to everyone who was able to attend these very busy informative events. We had representation from a wide range of agencies and over 200 people attended. We hope it has equipped you with the knowledge you need to help our most vulnerable customers.  Thank you to Job centre plus for presenting and fielding Continue reading →

  • West Croft School Nursery Grand Opening

    (Katrina Kelly, chair of Govenors; Gail Morris, nursery leader; Ray Radford, chair of DCC; Dermot McGeough with son Atlas, mayor of Bideford; Sue Wilcock, headteacher) What a lovely afternoon we had Friday 9th February, attending the opening of the new building at Westcroft School Bideford.  Pupils from the school were ambassadors on the day, they Continue reading →

  • Ofsted Self Evaluation form to be discontinued

    From 1 April 2018, the optional early years self-evaluation form (SEF), which providers can use to prepare for inspection, will cease to exist. Ofsted’s review of the usefulness of the form concluded that it was an unnecessary burden on providers and it will be withdrawn from their website from 1st April 2018. Please feel free Continue reading →

  • Safeguarding Training – North Devon

    Fully Funded Safeguarding Training for Funded Childminders &  Designated Officers in childcare settings Responding to demand, we are delivering our Early Years Child Protection Training (Group 3) on  a Saturday 3rd March 2018, 9.30 am – 3.30 pm at Swimbridge Village Hall. Please sign up if you need to update your training, this course has Continue reading →

  • EYEF Helpdesk Operating Hours

    During the week between 12th to 16th February 2018 (half term), the Early Years Funding Helpdesk will only be available between from hours of 9am and 1pm. You may find the answer to your query: by visiting our website www.devon.gov.uk/eyef In your Provider Portal messages In the Provider Agreement

  • Tax-Free Childcare

    Parents using 30 hours may also be able to save money with Tax-Free Childcare on their additional childcare costs. We would be grateful for your support in encouraging parents to save with Tax-Free Childcare  – helping them with their February half term childcare costs. All eligible parents with children under 12 will be able to apply Continue reading →

  • Annual Survey of Providers 2018

    Thank you to all those who have completed their Annual Survey of Providers so far. There is a week to go until the deadline for completion (16th February). You should have received an email with the link to the survey, please follow this link and complete the survey online. Just a reminder that funded providers are Continue reading →

  • New DEL Training Website – user guide now available

    In readiness for the move to the DEL training website on 5 March we have created a user guide which is available to download from our website: https://www.devon.gov.uk/eycs/ey-careers/qualifications-and-training/del-training-website/ Also on this page is useful info about DEL user accounts and how to access cpd training history. Please note that any course bookings before 5 March Continue reading →