On December 14th, 2022, the Cabinet approved this year’s Childcare Sufficiency Report. The Annual Childcare Sufficiency Report (September 2021 to August 2022) includes all the required areas that we must report on in relation to early years and childcare provision for 0 – 17-year-olds in Devon.
Childcare offers for parents
The Childcare Choices campaign aims to raise awareness and understanding of the support available from the government with the costs of childcare.
Supporting early years and childcare providers with recruitment
The Devon Early Years and Childcare Service can help early years providers in Devon to advertise job adverts at a subsidised rate.
Free speech, language and communication workshops
Fully funded speech, language and communication workshops for all community members who come into contact with carers of children aged 0-3 years of age. Workshops are running across Devon from January 2023.
Scarlet fever and Group A Streptococcal infections
We are currently seeing an increase in notifications of scarlet fever in the community. Please see national communication from UKHSA.
Updates include: ‘Early Years Recovery programme – level 3 qualification review’; ‘Changes to the early years educator level 3 criteria’; ‘Guides for parents: how early years settings are inspected’; ‘National school breakfast club programme’; ‘Early years foundation stage profile results: 2021 to 2022’; ‘Statistics: early years foundation stage profile’ and ‘Evidence summary: COVID-19 – children, young people and education settings’.
Paediatric first aid
Please check that paediatric first aid certificates are up to date. They must be renewed every 3 years.
Training and development opportunities for early years and childcare practitioners
View the latest training opportunities.
NEW National Professional Qualification (NPQ) in Early Years Leadership
Exciting and fully funded CPD opportunity for Early Years Leaders.
Funding information from: ‘Community Garden awards – The National Garden Scheme’; ‘Biffa Award – Main Grant Scheme’; ‘Branching Out Fund – The Tree Council’ and ‘Garfield Weston Foundation’.