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Keep up to date with the latest news and updates from the Early Years and Childcare Service. You can subscribe to receive a weekly email digest of new updates (sent every Friday morning). You can also receive the same updates by following us on Facebook.

Early Years Funding – Amendment Task

The Autumn Term Amendment Task is now available on the Provider Portal. This is your opportunity to ensure you have all children listed on the task with the correct amount of termly funding claimed.

Outstanding Settings!

Recently, two Devon settings, Cullompton Pre School and Venture Hope Cove received Outstanding Ofsted Outcomes. These settings are our first groups to receive an outstanding outcome under the new Ofsted inspection framework. Congratulations to all involved!

Don’t miss the deadline for 30 hours childcare

Don’t miss the deadline for 30 hours childcare.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication Survey for professionals and parents/carers

Surveys for professionals and parents/carers working with children and young people aged 0-25 years with communication difficulties.


It’s #FundingFriday. This week we have added information on:
DM Thomas Foundation for Young People / Baily Thomas Charitable Fund / Woodward Charitable Trust

Early Years Job Adverts – W/c 09/12/2019

View the latest jobs in early years.

NSPCC – Safeguarding resources

Safeguarding resources to help you protect the children and young people you work or volunteer with.

Safeguarding training for early years and childcare practitioners

Safeguarding training dates for 2020 are now available on the DEL training website.

Spring Term Forecast Payments

Spring Term Forecast payments are currently being processed.

DBS checks for childminders and childcare workers

Find out how to get a criminal records check if you want to look after children for a living: who needs a check, what it costs and how long it takes.