Time to Communicate across Devon and beyond; Giving Voice week

The Devon Early Years  Team is joining Speech and  Language Therapists, Children’s Centres and other agencies spreading the word.  Look out for Giving Voice tweets and messages from Monday 24th September. Giving Voice week focusses on the importance of speech, language and communication.  Take time to talk to your family, your friends, colleagues and the Continue reading →

Early Years Job Adverts w/c 17/09/18

Please find listed below a list of early years job adverts placed this week: Need to advertise an Early Years post? For info on how to place an advert including advert costs and what to include in the advert, please visit our EYCS website

Training for Medical Conditions for those working with children

This is an extract of the useful information and online training for anaphylaxis and asthma from the recent School Nurse newsletter: Training for Medical Conditions for those working with children

Bookstart survey – win books for your setting

BookTrust are currently redeveloping their resources to help early years professionals who give the Bookstart Treasure pack to families and would like input from a wide range of early years practitioners as possible. Please fill in this short Early years professionals survey to support them and be entered into a prize draw to win a Continue reading →

Creating ‘Standing Out’ Early Years Training – Uffculme

Kingwood Childcare have booked some Early Years Spread the Happiness training to be held on Wednesday 3rd October from 6-8pm at the cost of £57 plus VAT per person. As well as the “Happiness” aspect, Anita will be looking at Early Maths (Digit Dance) and Fine Motor Control activities including Dough Disco and Squiggle while Continue reading →

How to keep safe… in a sometimes scary world – New book

This is a book that helps parents and practitioners talk to children about scary situations such as getting lost, home fires, terrorist attacks and events you may see on the news. It includes a guide for parents and carers explaining how to read the book and open conversations. Aimed at children aged 4 years and Continue reading →


New funding streams this week include: The Tampon Tax Community Fund- Grants up to £10,000 for not-for-profit organisations working at grassroots level to deliver projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls in the UK (grant programme opens on 17 September with a deadline of 26 October) The Uniformed Youth Fund – A new Continue reading →

Free Environment Rating Scale Books

We have several surplus books to give away. If you would like the books, please email digest@devon.gov.uk with which books you would like, how many copies and when you are able to collect them. They will be given on a first come, first serve basis and you will need to collect them from County Hall Continue reading →

Training Session with Greg Bottrill – Lympstone

Lympstone Pre-School have managed to secure Greg Bottrill, author of ‘Can I go and Play Now?’ to come to their setting to run a training session. This will take place on Saturday 20th October, 10am – 12pm and will cost £27.50 per place (to include tea/coffee and biscuits). Training Session with Greg Bottrill – Author Continue reading →


New funding streams this week include: THE AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND – NOW OPEN TO APPLICATIONS:  funding competition offering grants up to £25,000 to UK not-for-profit groups for projects that make a difference to local communities (application deadline 9 October) Creative Civic Change – Application deadline 28th September 2018 For all the information on all Charitable Continue reading →