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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.

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from everyone in the Early Years and Childcare Service! Here are a few ideas to keep you entertained: Find out what’s on this Easter in Devon with Visit Devon – Easter in Devon Primary Times have lots of Easter Events and Activities to keep you occupied Go for a bike ride and follow


Have you thought about becoming a registered Childminder?

 


Booktrust pyjamarama Launch – to celebrate Bedtime books and reading

Booktrust have launched ‘Pyjamarama 2019’ which is all about celebrating bedtime stories and sharing fantastic books and rhymes. It will run from 3-9 June and you can get involved. The Booktrust Pyjamarama website has the following content for you to use: Resources for download (poster /empty belly poster (PDF and Word) / rhyme sheet /


Level 2 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce Qualification starting 30th April

Would you or some you know like to gain a nationally accepted qualification that would support you/them to work in any of the following roles: Nursery assistant in a Pre-school or Nursery Childminder Teaching assistant Play worker Undertake the Level 2 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce Qualification Starting Tuesday 30th April 2019, 9.30-12 at


Let’s Talk More (LTM): Setting application to become a LTM trained screener

There approximately 60 Devon settings that have been trained to become Let’s Talk More screeners. Many settings are contacting the Speech and Language therapist directly to ask to become screeners. If you are interested in becoming a screener in the future, the following information will be useful: Applications to become a LTM trained setting are


‘Chat, play, read’ campaign to encourage learning at home

DfE ‘Chat, play, read’ campaign to encourage learning at home The Department for Education (DfE) has announced it will launch a new campaign –  #chatplayread  – later this year. The campaign will highlight that it is never too early to help develop children’s communication, language and literacy skills and will also provide practical advice on


Government response to report on tackling disadvantage in the early years

The Department for Education has published a response to the Education Select Committee report focusing on quality early years education and a strong home learning environment. The response addresses the raft of recommendations made by the Select Committee on issues such as workforce development, service models, health in maternity, disadvantage and inequality. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/792799/CCS207_CCS0419951660-001_CP68.pdf


Early Years Job Adverts w/c 15/04/19

Please find listed below a list of early years job adverts placed this week: Early Years Educator / Room Leader – Sunny Days Nursery Early Years Educator (level 3) – Sunny Days Nursery Playworker (2 posts) – Kidzone After School & Holiday Club (Exminster) Play Leader (Maternity Cover) – Dolphins Out of School Club Playworker


Keeping Under Fives Safe Online

Childnet International gives some top tips for parents and carers for keeping young children safe online.


Level 2 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce Qualification

Would you or some you know like to gain a nationally accepted qualification that would support you/them to work in any of the following roles: Nursery assistant in a Pre-school or Nursery Childminder Teaching assistant Play worker Undertake the Level 2 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce Qualification Starting Tuesday 30th April 2019, 9.30-12 at