• Dogs Trust Safety Survey

    With nearly 9 million dogs in the UK, Dogs Trust believe it is essential to teach all children how to behave safely around dogs. The Dogs Trust are planning to develop some FREE dog safety materials for childminders and nurseries to use with 3-5 year olds. Before they get started they would like to hear Continue reading →

  • Automatic disqualification: guidance for charities

    The Charity Commission have published guidance for charities explaining the automatic disqualification rules that came into force on the 1 August 2018. Automatic disqualification: guidance for charities It includes: How the automatic disqualification rules affect charities The automatic disqualification rules What your charity needs to do What charities need to know about waivers Checking official Continue reading →

  • #MakingMonday

    This weeks activity is Wool balls or lanterns. Keep an eye on social media for #MakingMonday and share your creations.

  • #FundingFriday

    New funding streams this week include: DWF Foundation – one-off grants up to £5,000 to support work in the areas of education, employability, homelessness, health and well-being Crowdfund Devon – Opportunities for Devon projects raising money through Crowdfunder to unlock extra funding on top of what is raised from the crowd Skills and Opportunities Fund – For projects Continue reading →

  • Transition Guidance for Early Years

    The Babcock Education Psychology Service and early years teams have developed a set of good practice documents around transition at all of the main phases – early years, primary, secondary, post 16 and post 18.

  • Early Years Safeguarding for Level 2 Practitioners

    The outcome of the Department for Education (DfE) consultation looking at level 2 early years practitioner qualifications is that the criteria for safeguarding has been strengthened and revised. Level 2 practitioners will be required to know the legal requirements and guidance on child protection; recognise when a child is in danger, at risk of serious Continue reading →

  • Workplace nurseries – Tax Exemption

    Below is an extract from the HMRC website regarding Workplace nurseries, what is exempt and not classed as a benefit. If schools and settings follow this process there is no need to declare a benefit. However, if the below exemption doesn’t fit a school/setting scenario and the salary sacrifice (Computershare childcare voucher) scheme is not Continue reading →

  • #MakingMonday

    This weeks Making Monday Activity will be: Frozen Ice Paints Check out social media on #MakingMonday and share your creations