The Department for Education has today launched a public consultation seeking views on changes to the statutory framework for the early years foundation stage (EYFS). The goal of the reforms is to improve outcomes for all children and reduce workload.
This is just a gentle reminder for all childcare providers that have yet to do so to complete a safeguarding self audit by 2nd December 2019
There are a number of free resources for professionals and parents to use.
You are invited to review the proposed admission arrangements for state-funded schools in Devon and the home-to-school transport policy for Devon County Council for the academic year 2021-22.
Do you work with children and young people with toileting difficulties, who also have special educational needs and disability? Your feedback will help to inform health and care services for children in the future.
Places available on our next 2 day Paediatric First Aid training.
This training is for any Designated Safeguarding Lead or interested practitioners that want to understand / know more about how MASH works. Purpose: To provide a clear understanding of MASH; the team, processes and looking to the future To provide a clear overview of Early Help To build relationships, debunk myths and answer burning questions! Continue reading →
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Smoking is still the biggest cause of preventable disease and premature death in Devon. It is also a significant driver of health inequalities within the County, with rates remaining higher within some of our most vulnerable groups. There is free on-line training available via the Smokefree Devon Website. The smoke free policy for early years Continue reading →
BookTrust transforms lives by getting children and families reading BookTrust is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity. Each year we reach 3.9 million children across the UK with books, resources and support. Bookstart Corner enables you to support families that are either entitled to the free 2-year-old early education grant or need additional help to develop Continue reading →