• Provider Portal Guidance for Headcount and 30 hours

    The Provider Portal Guidance Notes for Headcount and 30 hours have now been added to our webpages. Please see the Autumn 2017 1st Payment Letter that was sent to all funded providers through the Provider Portal this week.  

  • 2 year old funding mailbox no longer in use

    We will be discontinuing the use of our earlyyears2getherfunding – mailbox with immediate effect. Please can providers send all emails, including those relating to two year old funding and golden tickets to eyef@devon.gov.uk

  • Childminding ratios and the extended entitlement

    Some childminders will be delivering wraparound care for a three- or four-year-old taking up their extended entitlement at another provider. The Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) has received confirmation from the Department for Education (DfE) that if this is a maintained school, academy or independent school, then the childminder may be able to Continue reading →

  • Early Years Job Vacancies w/c 25/09/2017

    Please find listed below vacancies that have been posted this week: Play Leader – Sandford Playgroup    (09/10/17) Nursery Assistant – First Steps Nursery (RD&E NHS Trust)   (03/10/17) Foundation Stage Practitioners / Playworkers (4 posts) – Little Berries Pre-School (West Exmoor Federation)   (29/09/17) Early Years Practitioner – Beach Buddies Childcare    (20/10/17) Room Leader – Puffins of Continue reading →

  • Early Years Job Vacancies w/c 18/09/17

    Please find listed below vacancies that have been posted this week: Early Years Practitioner – Stoke Hill Pre-School   (29/09/17) Breakfast Club Assistant and Lunchtime Assistant (29/09/17) Play Leader – Community Arts Network   (30/09/17) Early Years Practitioner – Fremington Bright Stars Ltd   (27/09/17) Pre-School Worker – Merry-Go-Round Pre-School  (20/10/17) Pre-School Manager – Merry-Go-Round Pre-School  (20/10/17) Deputy Continue reading →

  • Devon Childminding Association: Annual Training Day

    DEVON CHILDMINDING ASSOCIATION (DCMA) Annual Training Day and AGM Saturday 7th October 2017, 9.00am – 4.30pm,  The Ken Centre, Kennford, Nr Exeter, Devon EX6 7UE Please find details below of the DCMA Annual Training Day to be held Saturday 7th October, 2017. Certificates will be issued on the day for you to take away to Continue reading →

  • Online Safety Toolkit

    In last weeks edition of the Digest we included the Online Safety Newsletter from Scomis. In the newsletter for Early Years Providers there was reference to purchasing an Early Years Online Safety Toolkit at a cost of £16.50. Please note that you can also get the Toolkit as an ebook for £4.99.  

  • Primary Assessment Consultation: Government Response

    The governments response to the consultation on Primary Assessment has been published. The first part of the consultation and response considers the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. The consultation asked for views on issues related to assessment in primary schools, including: the best starting point to measure the progress that pupils make at primary school Continue reading →