• Annual Survey of Providers Analysis 2018

    Thank you to everyone who completed our Annual Survey of Providers 2018. 77.9% of all providers returned the survey, with 100% return rate from funded groups! You can view the analysis here: Annual Survey of Providers Analysis 2018 Key Findings: 49% of funded group providers, 76% of out of school providers and 42% of holiday Continue reading →

  • County Lines – Know the signs

    The police have launched a campaign to raise awareness of County Lines and how the public can help spot the signs of such criminal activity ongoing in their community. County Lines is a term used for urban gangs supplying drugs to suburban areas and coastal towns using mobile phone lines, also known as ‘deal lines’. Continue reading →

  • Childminder Forum 19/07/2018

    There are still places available on the Childminder Forum. This is a forum for childminders to meet representatives from the Early Years and Childcare Service and children’s centres, where they can receive support on current issues: When: Thursday 19th July, 6.30pm – 9.30pm Where: Teignbridge Scout Hut, Newton Abbot For more details and to book Continue reading →

  • Letters and Sounds – training for childminders only

    This fully funded twilight session will explore how childminders can support early reading skills including the implementation of an appropriate approach to the teaching of phonological awareness. There are a few spaces left on the following dates: 17 July – Axminster (18.30 – 21.00) 18 July – Barnstaple (Pilton) (18.30 – 21.00) Please note this Continue reading →

  • Paying for courses on DEL

    If you are booking onto a training course that requires payment please be aware that you will need to make your payment first and then return to the course page to choose your dates. The dates will be clearly listed when you search for that course so that you know which dates are available to Continue reading →

  • Don’t forget to use Egress Switch for Secure E-mails

    It is a requirement of the Provider Agreement that providers must use an Egress Switch account to securely send emails to Devon County Council. This also helps to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations. Section 2.1 of the Provider Agreement outlines your requirements: 2.1            Providers must register for a free Egress Switch Account. Continue reading →

  • Food Standards Agency – Product Recall

    Greenyard Frozen UK Ltd recalls various frozen vegetable products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Read more: https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/search/alerts

  • #TakeoverTuesday Success

    On Tuesday 3rd July, the Early Years and Childcare Service took over the main Devon County Council Social Media accounts to showcase the service and our providers. Thank you to everyone who sent in photos for us to use, they were all fab! Here is a link to all the videos that were made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLt0IsiIVMg&index=1&list=PLQc9Le2m2W6vM95xxm7QG20brEXSZTJ78 The Continue reading →

  • Paediatric First Aid training – spaces available

    There are still places available on the Paediatric First Aid course running on 11th and 18th July in Barnstaple. This 2-day course costs £65. This is for early years and childcare practitioners only. To book please visit the DEL training website: https://devon.learningpool.com/login/index.php (please note that you must make payment before you can select the course Continue reading →

  • Entitlement Expiration Dashboard

    The Expiration Dashboard has a default of 180 days. If you have run a 30 hour check for a child and they are not appearing on your expiration dashboard, the grace period may be more than 180 days in the future. Please adjust the ‘Further action needed’, ‘Days’ and ‘Eligibility Filter’ to a number greater Continue reading →