• Update Draft Safeguarding Policies – Settings and Childminders

    The Draft Safeguarding Policies for both settings and childminders have been updates and are available on the website. The main changes are as follows: To ensure they are GDPR compliant e.g. how long records will be kept for, parents have access to records etc Changed the safeguarding designated officer to safeguarding designated lead – this Continue reading →

  • Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May)

    Did you know its Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May)  and the focus this year is on stress? We all need to be aware of the well-being of staff and parents as well as the children we care for. Workways is run by the Devon Partnership NHS trust. They offer local resources and guidance on promoting Continue reading →

  • Perry Panda: a story about parental depression

    NSPCC have highlighted Perry Panda, a book aimed at children aged 3 to 6. This is a rhyming story for young children whose parents are suffering from depression. Perry’s mum is very sad and he is worried it is his fault. He speaks with his grandma who explains in simple terms what might cause depression Continue reading →

  • Uffculme’s Royal Wedding

    The children at Kingwood Childcare have been getting ready for the big day tomorrow by holding their very own Royal Wedding and celebrations! How will you be celebrating?

  • Getting ready for GDPR

    The Early Years and Childcare Service are preparing for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In the Digest on 25th May, you will find a revised Provider Agreement. Please set aside some time to read through the document. All funded providers will need to complete the new Provider Agreement form to signify Continue reading →

  • Liz’s Marathon Run

    On a very hot Sunday in April our very own Liz Carroll (Early Years and Childcare Advisor) completed the Virgin London Marathon 2018. Congratulations to Liz on this great achievement! You persevered with a training programme, an injury and did this all on your own.  I can still remember the day you said it is Continue reading →

  • Early Years SENCO Qualification Specification

      The DfE has published the Level 3 Early Years SENCO qualification specification. The qualifications developed from this specification are intended to support early years practitioners to gain accreditation for the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to perform the Early Years SENCO role effectively. The qualifications are not mandatory. This recommended specification has been designed Continue reading →