• Happy Retirement Karen Best, Bow Bears

    Last week saw Karen Best from Bow Bears Playgroup retire after 30 years at the setting. Over the years she has seen many changes, and has seen hundreds of children go through the setting. For the last 3 years she has been joint manager and she will be greatly missed by the staff, children, parents Continue reading →

  • Home alone during the summer holidays

    The NSPCC website has tips and a tool to help parents and carers decide whether or not to leave their children on their own for the first time this summer. This is a helpful document to share with your parents. Is my child ready to be left alone?

  • #FundingFriday

    New funding streams this week include: Awards for All England – Grants between £300 and £10,000 for voluntary groups, schools, local authorities and health bodies in England to carry out projects that will improve their local community (applications may be made at any time) The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation– following a review of its grants strategy, the Continue reading →

  • #MakingMonday

    Each Monday during the school holidays we will post an activity for you to do with your children. This week was Cupcake Fish. Next week’s activity is Ice Cream Play. Look out on social media for #MakingMonday  

  • Early Years job adverts w/c 23/07/18

    Please find listed below a list of early years job adverts placed this week: Early Years Educators (level 3) – Sunny Days Nursery Room Leader / Deputy Manager – Sunny Days Nursery Temporary Manager (maternity cover) – Sunny Days Nursery Playgroup Leader – Coleridge Pre-School and Playgroup Business Manager – Lympstone Pre-School Play Assistant (Qualified) Continue reading →

  • We are now on Linked In

    The Early Years and Childcare Service are now on Linked in!   Please follow us at: www.linkedin.com/showcase/devon-early-years-and-childcare-service

  • Holly Oak Nursery – Equipment Sale – 27 July

    Holly Oak Nursery will be selling their nursery and pre-school equipment, furniture and toys due to closure. Everything is in good condition. Sale at: Holly Oak House Nursery, Mill Street, South Molton Date: Friday 27th July between 1pm and 4pm.

  • Saplings Children’s Centre – Equipment Sale – 31 August

    Saplings Children’s Centre will sadly be closing its doors for the last time on Thursday 30th August 2018.  We will be holding a sale of any remaining resources and equipment on Friday 31st August 2018. Please note this is the only date that purchases can be made, as the nursery is remaining operational during August Continue reading →