3 NEW Important Safeguarding Documents Launched

The following 3 key documents have been updated to reflect the changes in legislation. Please use the links below to access these documents: Disqualification by Association on non-domestic premises Working Together to Safeguard Children July 2018 Information Sharing Advice for Practitioners July 2018


Funded Providers – Provider Agreement Form – please return by 20th July

The Provider Agreement was recently updated. More information on updates here: https://new.devon.gov.uk/eycs/new-provider-agreement-form-please-return/ Please return your Provider Agreement form by 20th July.  


Annual Survey of Providers Analysis 2018

Thank you to everyone who completed our Annual Survey of Providers 2018. 77.9% of all providers returned the survey, with 100% return rate from funded groups! You can view the analysis here: Annual Survey of Providers Analysis 2018 Key Findings: 49% of funded group providers, 76% of out of school providers and 42% of holiday Continue reading →


County Lines – Know the signs

The police have launched a campaign to raise awareness of County Lines and how the public can help spot the signs of such criminal activity ongoing in their community. County Lines is a term used for urban gangs supplying drugs to suburban areas and coastal towns using mobile phone lines, also known as ‘deal lines’. Continue reading →


Childminder Forum 19/07/2018

There are still places available on the Childminder Forum. This is a forum for childminders to meet representatives from the Early Years and Childcare Service and children’s centres, where they can receive support on current issues: When: Thursday 19th July, 6.30pm – 9.30pm Where: Teignbridge Scout Hut, Newton Abbot For more details and to book Continue reading →


Letters and Sounds – training for childminders only

This fully funded twilight session will explore how childminders can support early reading skills including the implementation of an appropriate approach to the teaching of phonological awareness. There are a few spaces left on the following dates: 17 July – Axminster (18.30 – 21.00) 18 July – Barnstaple (Pilton) (18.30 – 21.00) Please note this Continue reading →


Paying for courses on DEL

If you are booking onto a training course that requires payment please be aware that you will need to make your payment first and then return to the course page to choose your dates. The dates will be clearly listed when you search for that course so that you know which dates are available to Continue reading →


Early Years job adverts w/c 09/07/18

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 Group Leader (Nursery Nurse x2) and Deputy Manager – University of Exeter Family Centre Nursery Continue reading →


Don’t forget to use Egress Switch for Secure E-mails

It is a requirement of the Provider Agreement that providers must use an Egress Switch account to securely send emails to Devon County Council. This also helps to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations. Section 2.1 of the Provider Agreement outlines your requirements: 2.1            Providers must register for a free Egress Switch Account. Continue reading →


Food Standards Agency – Product Recall

Greenyard Frozen UK Ltd recalls various frozen vegetable products due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Read more: https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/search/alerts