Staff changes within the Early Years and Childcare Team

As you may know I have been running the Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) for Devon this year. Devon will receive a further 2 years of funding; and this presented an opportunity for me to take a secondment and move across to this role full time to manage the HAF programme from today. 

My colleague Nikki Phillips will now be taking over the North Devon, Torridge and Mid Devon Locality areas. She will be the contact for Safeguarding Enquiries and anything else related to childcare. Nikki has been a Locality Manager in other areas for a number of years and will continue offer a great level of support to all of you should you need it. 

Nikki will be managing the Early Years and Childcare Advisers in the northern and mid Devon areas -Pat Harrett, Neil Copland and Liz Carrol who many of you will be familiar with already. 

Your Early Years & Childcare Adviser will remain the same.  

You can find the contact details of the people in the Early Years and Childcare Service here. 

For more information about the HAF please see our website.

I will of course miss the Early Years and Childcare work which has been a big part of my role for a number of years, but I leave you in very capable hands. The HAF project also sits under the Early Years & Childcare Service, so I am still part of the team. 

Melissa Filby