• Headcount Payment for Early Years Funding

    The headcount payment was made ahead of schedule due to managing overclaims in a slightly different way.  Providers who have had claims adjusted have been notified.

  • Enhance Social Enterprise Programme

    The Enhance Social Enterprise programme delivers business support and advice to new and established social enterprises within the Heart of South West LEP area. They offer 12 hours fully funded business support to social enterprises in Somerset and Devon and the funding is available until December 2018.

  • First Aid Training – February 2019 @ Bow Bears

    Bow Bears are holding some first aid training in Bow on Monday 4th and 11th February 2019. If you would like to attend please contact Claire on 01363 881060 or email bowbearspreschool@gmail.com  

  • New Committee Members Ofsted requirements

    What new committee members need to do –  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/people-connected-with-ofsted-registered-childcare You need to: Get a criminal records check, or DBS. Ofsted also recommends joining the DBS update service to keep your details up to date. http://ofsteddbsapplication.co.uk/step-one.aspx Create an account on Ofsted Online using your full name. https://online.ofsted.gov.uk/onlineofsted/Ofsted_Online.ofml Log in to Ofsted Online and fill out an Continue reading →

  • Becoming the Nominated Person

    Link to the nominated person information: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/childminders-and-childcare-providers-register-with-ofsted/daycare-childcare-on-non-domestic-premises-registration ‘The person applying to register can also be the nominated individual if they are either: a member of the governing body the most senior person in the organisation with direct responsibility for childcare They cannot be the appointed manager, unless the manager is also a member of the Continue reading →

  • September 2018 – Spotty Book

    The latest version of the Spotty Book  for schools and nurseries is now available. It is an excellent resource on childhood diseases. Spotty Book 2018

  • Autism: Making Sense of Sensory Training, 14th March 2019, Colyton

    Colyton Caterpillars are hosting training on Autism: Making sense of sensory – A detailed insight in to the sensory world of children and young people with autism. Date: Thursday 14th March 2019 Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm Where: Colyton Caterpillars, Reece Strawbridge Centre, Coly Road, Colyton, Devon EX24 6PU Price: £20 (or 2 for £30) – Parents/Carers Continue reading →

  • Kingwood Childcare Remembers

    Children at Kingwood Childcare in Uffculme have been getting crafty in memory of Rememberance Sunday and the marking of the armistice centenary. “Our children have been learning all about who we are remembering and why, discovering who fought in the war from our own village, Uffculme, plus taking trips to the local church and village Continue reading →

  • North Devon Teaching School Alliance: CPD Training

    The North Devon Teaching School Alliance (NDTSA) are offering the following CPD opportunities for Early Years Practitioners: Paediatric First Aid Training (18-19 February 2019) Early Talk Boost (21 March 2019)

  • #FundingFriday

    New funding streams available this week include: Viscountess Boyd Charitable Trust – Grants for voluntary and community organisations undertaking projects in the fields of the environment and education in the South West of England (applications may be made at any time) The Henry Smith Charity For all the information on all Charitable Funding streams please Continue reading →