Yesterday we shared our Spring 2021 Guidance, Frequently asked Questions and Template messages to assist you with completing your Spring Headcount Task.
Updates include: Paediatric First Aid certificate requalification training; Early years foundation stage: coronavirus disapplications; Making a childcare bubble with another household; What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges; Ofsted: coronavirus (COVID-19) rolling update; Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak; Coronavirus (COVID-19) asymptomatic testing for staff in primary schools and nurseries and Supporting document on Early Years 2021 Census.
Thank you to all of you who have submitted the Weekly Attendance Survey. The number of submissions is increasing but we still need more of you to send in your attendance information each week.
Calling all parents living or working in Devon. We need your help! The answers you give in this short survey will help the early years and childcare team in Devon County Council to plan and make sure that there is enough childcare for you to work or train.
Following the success of the virtual coffee mornings and catch-up sessions held earlier this month, the Early Years Team have organised further sessions where there will be an opportunity to talk to Public Health and ask any questions you may have around their role during Covid-19, lateral flowing testing and vaccinations.
View the latest jobs in early years.
Many of you have already completed and returned the first weekly Attendance Survey to us. Thank you, we hope you found it quick and easy. The information you send to us will be used in the return that we are required to make to the Department for Education every Thursday.
More places have been released for the DfE funded FREE national business support Zoom webinars for early years and childcare providers. There are now 3,000 places available at each of these Hempsall’s events. It is not too late to book your place.
New SEND applications are approved at the termly panel meetings. When funding is agreed, you do not need to re-apply each term but you do need to complete and return the review so that progress can be monitored and the funding can continue.
Next week all funded private, voluntary and independent (PVI) providers will receive a message through the Portal asking them to answer some basic questions about their provision and the qualifications of their staff.