COVID symptoms – Advice for Settings

Actions that settings must take If a child or staff member in your setting develops a new continuous cough and/or high temperature and/or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell or tests positive for COVID-19.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Financial Support for Education, Early Years and Children’s Social Care

Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for education, early years and children’s social care: Funding and financial support available for education, childcare and children’s social care organisations. Please refer to the updated Early Years section.

Paediatric First Aid training – new course coming soon

We are pleased to let you know that we will be running Paediatric First aid training again soon.

Ofsted: coronavirus (COVID-19) rolling update

Ofsted guidance and information relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) for schools, early years, children’s social care and further education and skills providers.

Ofsted replaces Ofsted Online website

The Ofsted Online site has closed as replacement web pages are now fully operational.

Healthy Start Programme – free food vouchers and vitamins for registered families

The Government’s national Healthy Start programme is being promoted across Devon at the moment. The programme helps families with young children get free food vouchers for milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables and infant formula milk – along with free coupons for vitamins for children and pregnant women.


We have become aware that latex may be used in the manufacture of some face masks as well as gloves. Latex can produce an allergic reaction in some individuals which can vary in severity from a runny nose and itchy eyes, to anaphylaxis. Also please find information on sourcing PPE.

Keeping in Touch – virtual network meetings for early years practitioners

There is still time to book your place on one of our virtual Keeping in Touch Network meetings.

Early years job adverts – w/c 06/07/2020

View the latest jobs in early years.

#Funding Friday

New funding streams this week include: The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust Charity Survival Fund, The Emerton-Christie Charity and Small grants scheme for disabled children.