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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.

Provider Network Ofsted Meetings – Exeter Change of Venue

Please note the venue for the Exeter meeting has changed. If you are booked on the Exeter briefing session please check your emails – if you have not received an email please check your junk mailbox.


#MakingMonday – Paper Spinners

This half term we have Paper Spinners for #MakingMonday.


Are you tick aware?

Coming into Summer, Public Health Devon are encouraging the public to be ‘tick aware’ to maximise enjoyment outside. Here is information on symptoms of Lyme Disease, tick check, what to do if you find a tick and how to protect yourself.


#FundingFriday

Information on new funding streams available this week.


Early Years Job Adverts w/c 20/05/19

Here is a list of early years job adverts placed this week.


STOP THE PRESS: Ofsted are coming to Devon!

Ofsted have offered to come and run three briefing sessions on the new inspection framework – these will replace the provider network meetings this term.


NEW: Ofsted Early Years Inspection Handbook

Ofsted have published their updated Early Years Inspection handbook for use from September 2019. This is guidance on inspecting registered early years and childcare providers under the education inspection framework.


Early Years Inspection Handbook

Ofsted have published their updated Early Years Inspection handbook for use from September 2019.


Post Graduate Diploma in Early Years with Early Years Initial Teacher Training

Marjon University is providing a unique opportunity for graduates to gain both a Post Graduate Diploma in Early Years and Early Years Teacher Status. It is funded with fees paid and settings get up to £7000 to support students to undertake the training.


Ofsted Inspectors for Early Years wanted

Ofsted are looking for inspectors for Early Years: