New Committee Members Ofsted requirements

What new committee members need to do – You need to: Get a criminal records check, or DBS. Ofsted also recommends joining the DBS update service to keep your details up to date. Create an account on Ofsted Online using your full name. Log in to Ofsted Online and fill out an Continue reading →

Becoming the Nominated Person

Link to the nominated person information: ‘The person applying to register can also be the nominated individual if they are either: a member of the governing body the most senior person in the organisation with direct responsibility for childcare They cannot be the appointed manager, unless the manager is also a member of the Continue reading →

September 2018 – Spotty Book

The latest version of the Spotty Book  for schools and nurseries is now available. It is an excellent resource on childhood diseases. Spotty Book 2018

Autism: Making Sense of Sensory Training, 14th March 2019, Colyton

Colyton Caterpillars are hosting training on Autism: Making sense of sensory – A detailed insight in to the sensory world of children and young people with autism. Date: Thursday 14th March 2019 Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm Where: Colyton Caterpillars, Reece Strawbridge Centre, Coly Road, Colyton, Devon EX24 6PU Price: £20 (or 2 for £30) – Parents/Carers Continue reading →

Kingwood Childcare Remembers

Children at Kingwood Childcare in Uffculme have been getting crafty in memory of Rememberance Sunday and the marking of the armistice centenary. “Our children have been learning all about who we are remembering and why, discovering who fought in the war from our own village, Uffculme, plus taking trips to the local church and village Continue reading →

North Devon Teaching School Alliance: CPD Training

The North Devon Teaching School Alliance (NDTSA) are offering the following CPD opportunities for Early Years Practitioners: Paediatric First Aid Training (18-19 February 2019) Early Talk Boost (21 March 2019)

Early Years Job Adverts w/c 12/11/18

Please find listed below a list of early years job adverts placed this week: Pre-School Assistant (Bank Staff) – Scallywags Pre-School (Halwill) Early Years Room Leader – Dragonflies Pre-School CIO Early Years Practitioner (Level 2) – St Thomas Methodist Pre-School Breakfast Club Assistant – Kingwood Childcare and Pre-School Playleader – Sandford Playgroup Early Years Educator Continue reading →


New funding streams available this week include: Viscountess Boyd Charitable Trust – Grants for voluntary and community organisations undertaking projects in the fields of the environment and education in the South West of England (applications may be made at any time) The Henry Smith Charity For all the information on all Charitable Funding streams please Continue reading →

Disability Access Funding (DAF) Applications – Online

We have recently upgraded the Provider Portal to allow for DAF applications to be made online.  You will shortly see a new icon on the ‘Home’ screen of the Provider Portal entitled ‘Disability Access Funding’. If you have any DAF applications and feel confident to enter them online, please process them through the Provider Portal. Continue reading →

Public Consultation on School Admissions and Education Transport for 2020-21

This is the annual opportunity to review the proposed arrangements for primary and secondary schools in your area and comment on them.