Meet the new Early Years Representatives for the Devon Education Forum

The Devon Education Forum is an independent committee of representatives from schools, academies and other non-school organisation. The forum acts as a consultative body or a decision making body on education issues that affect young people aged 0 – 19. We have two new representatives for Early Years: Sandra Barnett I have recently been appointed to Continue reading →


Admissions posters coming your way

The Devon School Admissions Service will be posting out hard copies of this flyer and a poster during half term. Please can all providers ensure the poster is displayed in a prominent position within your setting. Thank you in advance!


Early Years Job Vacancies w/c 16/10/17

Please find listed below vacancies that have been posted this week: Early Years Practitioner – Tresillian Early Years   (02/11/17) Level 3 Nursery Nurse (2 – 3 posts) – Gatehouse Farm Childcare Ltd   (27/10/17) Pre-School Assistant – Newtown Community Pre-School    (03/11/17) Room Leader – Sunny Days Nursery   (31/10/17) Nursery Worker – Happy Days Nursery   (03/11/17)


Early Years Leaders CPD Sessions – Places still available

There are still places available on the Early Years Leaders sessions. The focus for these is mathematics in the early years. This half day course is aimed at graduate Early Years Leaders with relevant degree / EYPS / EYTS. The EYP dates are as follows: Thursday 2 November 2017 – RHS Rosemoor (Great Torrington) Thursday Continue reading →


Food Surplus Schemes

Below are details of two food surplus schemes where local charities can collect surplus food: FareShare Nurseries and pre-schools registered as charities can sign up to the FareShare FoodCloud scheme to collect free surplus, good quality food from selected Tesco or Waitrose stores. A total of 200 nurseries have signed up to receive surplus food to Continue reading →


Free Bookstart Treasure Gift Packs for 3 year olds

Bookstart gifts free books to all children at two key ages before school to help families read together every day and inspire children with a rewarding love of books. The Bookstart Baby Pack is given to children by their registrar and the Bookstart Treasure Gift Pack is given to three-year-olds via their early years provider. Continue reading →


Early Years Leaders CPD session

The focus for the Early Years Leaders sessions is mathematics in the early years. This half day course is aimed at graduate Early Years Leaders with relevant degree / EYPS / EYTS. The EYP dates are as follows: Thursday 2 November 2017 – RHS Rosemoor (Great Torrington) Tuesday 7 November 2017 – Stover Country Park Continue reading →


Early Years Job Vacancies w/c 09/10/17

Please find listed below vacancies that have been posted this week:  Breakfast, After School & Holiday Club Manager – FISH (Chudleigh)    (01/11/17)  Play Assistant / Early Years Practitioner – Sara’s School   (10/11/17)  Early Years Nursery Practitioner / Assistant – Springfield Nursery Ltd   (20/10/17)  Nursery Nurse – Happy Days Nursery (Teignmouth)    (03/11/17)  Early Years Worker – Continue reading →


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for childcare providers who register with Ofsted

This factsheet sets out Ofsted’s position on Disclosure and Barring (DBS) checks for childcare providers who register with Ofsted. Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for childcare providers who register with Ofsted


Updated Early Years and Childcare registration handbook

Ofsted strongly recommend that new applicants to the Early Years and Childcare Registers join the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) update service, however this is no longer a requirement of registration. Early Years and Childcare Registration Handbook