• Preventing Exploitation Toolkit

    The Safer Devon Partnership have developed an online Toolkit to help frontline workers tackle exploitation. The Toolkit arose from concerns raised by Safer Devon Partners that exploitation is often not fully understood, meaning that frontline workers can lack the confidence to identify and report it. More information about the Preventing Exploitation Toolkit Preventing Exploitation Posters

  • No Weekly Digest on 8 March

    Due to system upgrades there will be no Early Years and Childcare Weekly Digest on 8th March. Normal service will be resumed on 15th March. In the meantime please keep up to date with all the latest news on Facebook or Twitter – Follow us @devoneycs

  • Annual Survey of Providers

    Thank you to all those providers who returned the survey by the deadline (15th February). We still have a third of providers who have not returned the survey. If this is you, please complete it as soon as possible.

  • National Children’s Day UK 2019 – Sunday 12th May

    National Children’s Day UK (NCDUK) is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children in order to ensure that they can grow into happy, healthy adults. This year National Children’s Day UK is taking place on Sunday 12th May and people can run Continue reading →

  • Meet the new Early Years Representative for the Devon Education Forum

    The Devon Education Forum is an independent committee of representatives from schools, academies and other non-school organisation. The forum acts as a consultative body or a decision making body on education issues that affect young people aged 0 – 19. The new representative for Early Years is Lydia Wright.

  • NSPCC Positive interactions and child development

    The NSPCC has launched its new Look, Say, Sing, Play campaign. The campaign encourages positive interactions between parents and their babies to help with social, emotional and cognitive development.

  • Tax-Free Childcare

    Parents may save up to £2000 per child, per year using Tax-Free Childcare – to go towards everything from childminders and nurseries to breakfast/after-school and holiday club charges. Parents using 30 hours can also use Tax-Free Childcare to save money on additional childcare costs. For more information please see www.childcarechoices.gov.uk

  • Annual Survey of Providers Deadline is today

    A reminder that the deadline for the Annual Survey of Providers is today (Friday 15th February). If you haven’t completed it yet, please make time to do this. It is a requirement of the Provider Agreement (4.5) that funded providers complete the survey. Here are the links to the survey: Funded Groups – http://surveys.devon.gov.uk/s/ASOP19FundedGroups/ Childminders Continue reading →