The ‘new look’ DevonJobs website

The new look DevonJobs website was launched on Wednesday 7 April.


EYFS Reforms – training for childminders

To support the implementation the Revised Early Years Foundation Stage, which will become statutory in September 2021, the Early Years and Childcare Service Advisory Team and the Babcock Early Years Consultancy Team are offering a series of virtual training events between April – June 2021.


Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Guidance updated to reflect step 2 of the roadmap out of lockdown, on singing in parent and child groups, educational trips, and for staff and children who are clinically extremely vulnerable. Updated the face coverings section on visual communication, visors and exemptions.


Bookstart baby and Bookstart treasure packs

As we recover from the last year’s COVID disruption, there may have been families that did not get the free Bookstart baby and treasure packs they were entitled to.


Front-line practitioner workshops -19th and 23rd April 2021

The aim of the workshops is to collate your ideas, as front-line practitioners, in respect of working together to agree the outcomes we want to achieve for children and young people and how we can work in partnership to respond to the needs of children, young people and family’s across the communities of Devon.


Preparing to be a childminder virtual course- spaces available

We have places available on our ‘Preparing to be a childminder’ course which covers all the training requirements to prepare you for Ofsted registration. Next dates: 28 April and 12 May 2021.


SEND virtual roadshow for providers

We encourage you to come along to find out more about Devon’s SEND strategy and new SEND delivery proposals on either the 28th or 29th April. Sign up now!


£18 million announced for cycle training for children and their families

As COVID-19 restrictions lift, Transport Secretary invests in the Bikeability cycling proficiency training scheme so that more people can feel confident cycling.


Funding Friday

This week we have information from The Fat Beehive Foundation – grants up to £2,500 are available to smaller UK registered charities to develop websites and digital products.


Latest information from Public Health England

Public Health England South West Health Protection Team have updated their information for childcare and educational settings in the management of COVID-19.