• Trading standards warns of blind cord danger to toddlers

    Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service is reminding parents of the dangers blind cords can pose to children under five. The warning follows the recent tragic death of two-year-old Macey Fletcher who became ensnared by a blind cord. Macy was one of the 29 toddler deaths connected to blind cords since 1999. Find out Continue reading →

  • NEW Application for Early Years Individual Inclusion Funding

    The new paperwork is currently in “Draft” format but can be viewed at devon.cc/eysen, under the resources section. You will find: EY Individual Inclusion Guidance EY Individual Inclusion Application / Review Form EY Individual Inclusion Appendix 1 – Parental Consent The Application /  Review template has been designed to be downloaded and completed in a Continue reading →

  • Ofsted Education Inspection Framework Webinar

    The National Children’s Bureau were delighted to have Gill Jones, Deputy Director Early Education, and Wendy Ratcliff, Education Policy Team, from Ofsted join them live for a Foundation Years webinar to talk to the early years sector and answer questions on the new Education Inspection Framework. You can view the recent webinar and access the Continue reading →

  • BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme

    BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances. The programme provides items that meet a child’s most basic needs such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to provide a hot meal and other items or services critical to child’s wellbeing. Applications must be completed Continue reading →

  • Early Years Funding Overview and Provider Portal Training Sessions

    In September we are running some information sessions regarding the types of Early Years Funding available and an interactive session of the Provider Portal, where settings claim their Early Years Funding each term. This session is perfect for Administrators or new staff involved in the claiming of Early Years Funding via the Provider Portal, but Continue reading →

  • Perinatal mental health campaign – NSPCC

    The NSPCC has launched ‘Fight for a Fair Start’ – a campaign to ensure perinatal mental health support, available during pregnancy and the year after birth, is accessible to every parent in the UK.

  • No Digest during August

    There will be no weekly Digest during the month of August. This is the last one before the summer break. The Digest will resume at the beginning of September. Have a great summer!

  • NEW! Introduction to Play eLearning

    This new eLearning course is provided by the Early Years Team. It will provide a good introduction to Play for all practitioners who are new to the early years workforce. Topics covered: key principles what is play? your role and the play environment To access the eLearning please visit the DEL training website. You will Continue reading →