Early years guide to safeguarding training – update on refresher courses

If you need to undertake a group 3 refresher course, you can either complete the Early Years Child Protection Refresher training and /or a DCFP specialist course.


Increase in Scarlet Fever

Public Health England have observed a sixth consecutive season of elevated scarlet fever activity since 2014.
Please remind yourself of the signs and symptoms of scarlet fever and read advice on Infection control.


Challenge a Childcare Service application decision

You can ask HMRC to review your Tax-Free Childcare or 30 hours free childcare application if you disagree with the decision that you’re not eligible. Find out more here: Challenge a Childcare Service application decision


Early Years Job Adverts w/c 18/3/19

Please see a list of early years job adverts placed this week


Spring Term Provider Network Meetings

Spring Term Provider Network meetings are being held: Tuesday 19th March – Whitchurch, 6.30pm – 9.00pm Tuesday 19th March – Stowford, 6.45pm – 9.30pm Wednesday 20th March – Honiton, 6.30pm – 8.30pm Thursday 21st March – Swimbridge, 6.30pm – 8.30pm Wednesday 27th March – Willand, 6.30pm – 8.30pm Thursday 28th March – Newton Abbot, 6.30pm Continue reading →


Running in Rwanda

Nikki will be running a half marathon in Rwanda in June with a charity called Compassion. The aim is to raise funds for children and families in Rwanda and to sponsor children. Find out more and about how you can support Nikki.


Bookstart Pack Feedback – Childminders

Recently we have been handing out Bookstart packs for childminders. Bookstart would like some feedback on how you are using the packs as this will help with them getting further funding in the future. Could we ask you to  complete this short online questionnaire.


Healthy Weight Declaration Survey

Public Health Devon want to obtain the views of residents across Devon, and in particular families on the Health Weight Declaration. The food choices we make are influenced by where we live, work and play. Please tell us what would help you make healthier food choices by completing our short survey.


Free Oral Health Training

The Oral Health Improvement Team are offering Free Training. They provide training to care workers for the oral health of both children and adults. Training takes 1 to 2 and a half hours and is bespoke to suit your needs. CPD certificates are issued upon completion. Contact the team to find out more information and Continue reading →


Smoke Free Training Website

The Smoke Free training website has been updated and the Smoke Free Policies for early years providers and children’s centres have been re-written. To access the training, click on Training for Practitioners and Partners Staff can complete the short awareness raising training which focuses on brief conversations with clients to start conversations about healthier lifestyles. Continue reading →