NEW MASH Enquiry Form – for professionals now available

Please be aware that the long anticipated new MASH Enquiry form is now uploaded and live on the DCC website. All staff wishing to make an enquiry should now use this form and this form should replace the current enquiry form that may be saved by personnel as a template. Please note in order to Continue reading →


Are you interested in working with children? Level 2 Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce Qualification

Do you know anyone interested in working with children? Would they like to gain a nationally accepted qualification that would support you to work in any of the following roles: Nursery assistant in a Pre-school or Nursery, Childminder, Teaching assistant or Play worker. This is funded for those on Universal Credit(mandated) JSA or ESA Or Continue reading →


Keeping your under 5 safe online

Whether it’s watching videos, playing games on their devices or talking to Alexa – today’s under 5s are spending more and more time online. Within this article we highlight some of the benefits of young children accessing the internet, and share some key advice about how to make sure your child has a positive and Continue reading →


Professionals Online Safety Helpline

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/professionals-online-safety-helpline This is a very useful local website which will help any professional who has concerns with any issues online. They will give advice about removing inflammatory or derogatory websites and have in the past been able to persuade the big websites to remove material within hours. They are the only helpline in the UK solely Continue reading →


What to Expect When – A parents guide to the EYFS

‘What to Expect When’, a parent’s guide to the EYFS has recently been rebranded. The purpose of this booklet is to help parents and carers find out more about how their child is learning and developing during their first five years in relation to the EYFS. Download a copy of ‘What to Expect When’


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 →


Consultation: changes to provision of specialist Resource Bases in maintained mainstream schools

Devon County Council is reviewing the provision of special educational needs (SEN) resource bases in mainstream schools. Inclusive education is one of the priorities in Devon’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Strategy.  To promote inclusion, we want to have specialist skills and expertise within all mainstream schools.  There has been a shift in parental Continue reading →


Updated .Gov.uk Guidance – Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

An increasing number of childcare providers now keep birds and poultry in their settings. As winter approaches there will be an increasing risk from avian influenza in the UK from migrating wild birds (which might infect domestic poultry). If you keep poultry, you should keep a close watch on them for signs of disease, and Continue reading →


Early Years Job Adverts w/c 14/01/19

Please find listed below a list of early years job adverts placed this week: Playworker – FISH (Alphington) Afterschool Club Playworker – FISH (St. Michael’s Exeter) Nursery Assistant – Zig Zags Nursery & Pre-School Senior Nursery Nurse / Deputy Manager – Sunflower Day Nursery  Pre-School Room Leader – The Exwick Ark Childcare Centre Manager – Continue reading →


#FundingFriday

New funding streams available this week include: Tesco Bags of Help For all the information on all Charitable Funding streams please see our webpage Keep an eye out of social media for #FundingFriday where we will update you on what is available