NEW Provider Agreement: Early Years Funding for 2, 3 and 4 year olds

This Provider Agreement replaces the Local Conditions of Funding from 1 September 2017. The Agreement  sets out important information and guidance for early years providers about funding. This includes: 2 year old funding universal entitlement for 3 and 4 year olds extended entitlement  (30 hours childcare) for 3 and 4 year olds Early Years Pupil Premium Disability Continue reading →


Extended (30 hour) Entitlement Provider Network Meetings

You will have received a lot of information recently about the extended (30 hour) entitlement. Provider network meetings have been arranged to explore any queries you have about the process. Facilitating these meetings will be: Marie Stone – Early Years Finance, Devon County Council Fran Butler – Childcare Sufficiency, Devon County Council Matt Hurley – Continue reading →


2 year old Progress Check and Integrated Review Survey

All providers who admit 2 year olds have been asked to complete the 2 year old progress check and Integrated Review Survey. If you haven’t already done so, please complete the survey today.    


Update your Pinpoint record with Extended Entitlement details

Are you are registered (or intending to register) to take Early Years Entitlement Funding? If so, there are new fields available within Pinpoint, so that you can inform parents about whether you are (or plan to in the future) offering the Extended Entitlement for eligible children. There are 3 new fields relating to the extended entitlement Continue reading →


Early Years Job Vacancies w/c 19/06/17

Please find below vacancies that have been posted this week: Early Years Practitioners (2 posts) – St. Thomas Methodist Pre-School   (30/06/17) Home Visiting Volunteers – Home-Start Exeter and East Devon   (25/09/17) Support Worker / Playworker (4 posts) – Orchard Saturday Club   (09/07/17) Foundation Stage Practitioner – Bishops Nympton Pre-School (07/07/17) Early Years Assistant – Stoke Continue reading →


Are you brain injury aware?

As a national charity the Child Brain Injury Trust works with families right across the UK when their lives have been impacted by brain injury. Every day the Child and Family Support Coordinators meet families whose lives have been impacted by accidents, many of which could have been avoided. In a recent poll they found Continue reading →


HM Government WRAP Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent

The Early Years and Childcare Service are aware that Prevent is one of the areas that Ofsted are asking all staff about in recent inspections. With this and in light of the recent events in Manchester and London we have had requests from providers to offer more Prevent Training. We are now taking bookings for HM Continue reading →


Register for Tax Free Childcare

Only 50.1% of our funded group providers have registered for Tax Free Childcare. Register with the Childcare Service now You may have been contacted by your Early Years and Childcare Advisor about registering for tax free childcare. We would like as many childcare providers to register so that parents have the widest choice of provision Continue reading →


Early Years Job Vacancies w/c 12/06/17

Please find below the latest vacancies:  Room Leader (2 posts) – Puffins of Exeter Ltd    (07/07/17)  Nursery Manager – Hurly Burly Day Nursery  (30/06/17)  Pre-School Manager – Community Links South West CIC   (23/06/17) Early Years Practitioners – Silverton Pre-School Playgroup   (22/06/17) Early Years Practitioner – Toad Hall Nursery   (23/06/17) Senior Nursery Nurse (maternity cover) – Continue reading →


Update on the SEND funding

The Early Years SEND funding has now been consulted on and a proposal will be taken to the Devon Education Forum on 21 June 2017. Following the outcome of the consultation, the proposal will include: a universal rate added onto every three- and four-year-old funded hour (including the extended entitlement) a targeted rate (calculated on Continue reading →