Early Years Funding 2020/21

Following the announcement of an additional £66 million investment in early years as part of the spending review, the Government has now confirmed the Early Years Funding rates for Local Authorities for 2020/21.


Free safety magazines for parents and childcare settings

The Foundation for Infant Loss Prevention has produced the UK’s only free of charge Safety magazine for parents.


Have you thought about becoming a Childminder?

We offer a ‘Preparing to be a childminder’ course which covers all the training requirements to prepare you for Ofsted registration.


Support and advice for settings employing EU nationals

EU citizens make a valuable contribution to many settings across Devon. You may wish to communicate with any EU staff working within your setting that they need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 2020.


Podcast: what is the Underwear Rule?

The NSPCC has released the latest episode of its child protection podcast series. This week’s episode focuses on PANTS, an awareness raising and behaviour changing campaign that provides parents and professionals with the tools to have age-appropriate conversations with children about sexual abuse.


Ofsted Privacy Notices

Changes have been made to the Ofsted Privacy Notices.


Short Breaks Co-design 2019

Disabled children and young people have the right to be supported at home and in their local communities, to have opportunities to make and meet friends, feel confident, and to thrive with a good family life. Sometimes that means doing things as a family, sometimes it means children and young people having fun without their family while parents and carers spend time doing something else.


Early Years Job Adverts – W/c 04/11/19

View the latest jobs in early years here.


Early Years Foundation Stage reforms consultation launch

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.


Safeguarding Self-Audits

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