• Public Health Nursing Service Update

    Devon County Council decided to bring Devon’s Public Health Nursing Service (PHNS) into the direct management of the County’s Children’s Services from April 2019.  This will further strengthen integrated working and has already led to improved joint planning for service revisions in Devon’s Children’s Centres. We intend to maintain the full range of current services. Continue reading →

  • Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Training

    You are invited to attend a one day awareness training in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health. The day hopes to raise awareness and early identification of perinatal mental health issues, how this impacts on the children and families that we work with and our everyday practice. There are currently 2 dates for this training; Torrington Continue reading →

  • Make your pre-school fit for the future workshops

    Heart of the South West Enhance Social Enterprise have an event for social enterprise pre-schools on 22 October to help make your pre-school fit for the future. Workshops include marketing, financial sustainability, digital as well as organisational resilience. For more info and to register see: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-your-pre-school-fit-for-the-future-tickets-49374664952

  • #FundingFriday

    New funding streams this week include: Kelloggs Breakfast Funding – Kellogg’s has teamed up with Forever Manchester to award grants of £1,000 to school Breakfast Clubs, to help them provide breakfast to those children who need it most For all the information on all Charitable Funding streams please see our webpage Keep an eye out of Continue reading →

  • 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 →

  • 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 →