• #TakeoverTuesday – 3 July

    On Tuesday 3rd July, the Early Years and Childcare Service will be taking over the main Devon County Council Facebook (@OfficialDevonCC) and Twitter (@DevonCC) accounts to showcase our service and our providers and reach more people of Devon. As part of this we will be doing a live Question and Answer session from 12pm on Continue reading →

  • New Primary School open at Newton St Cyres

    Neil Copland, Early Years and Childcare Adviser for the North and Mid Devon team was happy to be invited to the opening ceremony of the new Newton St Cyres Primary School on Friday 22nd June.  There were speeches by members of the Parish Council and County Council and the ribbon was cut by the oldest Continue reading →

  • Childcare Choices Communications Toolkit

    Here is a link to the Childcare Choices Communications Toolkit with social media assets, posters, toolkits and guides for your to use and share with parents on help with the cost of childcare available.

  • Communications to parents on summer holiday childcare

    HMRC have published communications to promote the wide range of government childcare support available to parents over the summer, including using Tax-Free Childcare to help pay for regulated childcare, e.g. holiday clubs. With Tax-Free Childcare, working parents – including the self-employed – can get up to £2,000 per child per year towards their childcare costs. Continue reading →

  • How to view a Historical Headcount or Amendment Task

    On the Provider Homepage you will see two headings, ‘Tasks’ on the left hand side of the page and ‘Messages’ on the right To view a Historical Headcount or amendment task, please click on the ‘View all tasks’ link, select ‘Headcount’ or ‘Headcount Amendment’ , change the ‘Status’ to ‘Historical’ and then search

  • Measles is circulating in the South West – NHS want your help

    There is currently a large ongoing outbreak of measles in Europe and an increase in cases throughout England. NHS England would like your help to raise awareness of measles and encourage parents to get their children vaccinated. Letter to Childcare Settings Letter to Parents Measles Vaccination Poster – to be displayed in your settings What Continue reading →

  • Making the DEL training website work for you!

    You will need to hold a DEL account to book onto training courses and e-learning. Please contact us on eywd@devon.gov.uk if you need an account created (you will not be able to create an account yourself). Please make some time to log into the DEL website and view the popular courses listed on the homepage. Continue reading →