• Golden tickets

    The next batch of golden tickets will be sent out to parents of eligible two year olds in the next few days.

  • Thinking about accessibility

    A group of us within the Early Years and Childcare Service have been meeting regularly to think about how we make our website, newsletters and documents accessible. We thought we’d share some good practice and tips with you.

  • Under two’s speech and language drop-in sessions

    An exciting pilot project is being launched in September by Children and Family Health Devon’s Speech and Language Therapy Service. They are offering virtual drop in sessions for parents of children under 2 and professionals who are concerned about their speech, language and communication development.

  • Small grants funding for disabled children

    If you’re a provider of services for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities (SEND), we are inviting applications to our Small Grants Scheme for financial support.

  • Government Bounce Back Loan

    If your small to medium-sized business (SME) is affected by coronavirus, you may be able to borrow between £2,000 and £50,000 through a Bounce Back Loan scheme. James Hempsall shares his experience.

  • Funding Friday

    Funding streams this week include: The Wogen Anniversary Trust.

  • Important updates to Government guidance

    Updates include: the stability of the early years workforce in England, transport to school and other places of education: autumn term 2020, interim visits: registered early years providers and COVID-19: supervised toothbrushing programmes.