• National Bookstart Week – 4th – 10th June

    Next week is National Bookstart Week and it will run from Monday 4th to Sunday 10th June 2018. The theme this year is ‘Bookstart Bird Boogie!’. The book for National Bookstart Week 2018 is… A Busy Day for Birds by Lucy Cousins There are additional resources such as colouring in sheets and posters to download Continue reading →

  • Queens Garden Party

    On Tuesday 15th May, Claire and Beth (and Tiny!) attended the Queen’s Garden Party. They were nominated to attend by the Children’s Centre for their work in running the breastfeeding peer support group in Axminster: ‘Historically the centre ran a Breastfeeding Cade in Axminster – hiring a venue and staffing the group with the support Continue reading →

  • Keeping children safe in education – Statutory guidance

    The DFE has recently revised its statutory guidance for all schools and colleges on safeguarding children and safer recruitment – Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) All schools must have regards for this guidance and as stated in the Early Years Foundation Stage page 17 ‘other childcare providers may also find it helpful to refer to Continue reading →

  • EYFS staff: child ratios – DfE approved qualifications list

    The Department for Education has updated the lists of qualifications that meet the DfE criteria for counting in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework staff:child ratios. Early years providers can use these early years qualifications lists to: check if an individual’s qualification meets the approved ‘full and relevant’ criteria for early years qualifications confirm if an Continue reading →

  • Right for Children Awareness Sessions

    Right for Childcare Awareness Training Sessions are being held at Bideford Family Centre on: 21st June, 10am – 12:30pm – Right for Children Awareness Session – Book here 28th June, 2pm – 4.30pm – Right for Children Awareness Session – Book here 11th July, 1pm – 3.30pm – Right for Children Part 2: Plan, Review and Continue reading →

  • Early Years and Childcare Service Privacy Policy

    The Early Years and Childcare Service now has a Privacy Policy – (currently being uploaded – please check back soon). We would encourage you to read the Privacy Policy so that you understand how we use the information that is provided to us. We collect a large amount of personal data about providers, parents and Continue reading →

  • New Provider Agreement Form – please return

    Here is the new Provider Agreement. It has been updated with: changes to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations links to our privacy statement New funding forms – you must use these after today (25th May 2018). Do not use any old forms that you have saved as we can no longer process them. Continue reading →

  • Updated GDPR Compliant Funding Forms

    The following Funding Forms have been updated to include a link to Devon County Council’s Privacy Policy and to make sure we are GDPR compliant. Template Forms require you to add a link to your settings privacy policy: Template Parent Declaration Form Disability Access Form Economic Early Years Pupil Premium Declaration Form Non-Economic Early Years Continue reading →