Free Environment Rating Scale Books

We have several surplus books to give away. If you would like the books, please email with which books you would like, how many copies and when you are able to collect them. They will be given on a first come, first serve basis and you will need to collect them from County Hall Continue reading →

Training Session with Greg Bottrill – Lympstone

Lympstone Pre-School have managed to secure Greg Bottrill, author of ‘Can I go and Play Now?’ to come to their setting to run a training session. This will take place on Saturday 20th October, 10am – 12pm and will cost £27.50 per place (to include tea/coffee and biscuits). Training Session with Greg Bottrill – Author Continue reading →


New funding streams this week include: THE AVIVA COMMUNITY FUND – NOW OPEN TO APPLICATIONS:  funding competition offering grants up to £25,000 to UK not-for-profit groups for projects that make a difference to local communities (application deadline 9 October) Creative Civic Change – Application deadline 28th September 2018 For all the information on all Charitable Continue reading →

Children’s Centre Services

Please see below 2 posters relating to the new look Children’s Centre offer in Devon: Children’s Centres 0-8 Offer Children’s Centre Parents Poster

Early Years Job Adverts w/c 10/09/18

Please find listed below a list of early years job adverts placed this week: Pre-School Practitioners (3 posts) – Rainbow Pre-School Okehampton Pre-School Manager – Rainbow Pre-School Okehampton Pre-School Assistant – Little Swans Pre-School Early Years Assistant – Little Monstarz Pre-School & Holiday Club Early Years Nursery Room Supervisor (Pre-School) – Springfield Nursery Ltd Early Continue reading →

Training Bulletin – Autumn 2018

The training bulletin lists the upcoming early years courses and dates. To book a course or for full details please visit the DEL website Training Bulletin – Autumn 2018

Play2 Conference, Tiverton

Play2 is a day to re-energise about the power of play and its potential within your setting. This unique event features the very best of Early Years practice, ideas and inspiration bringing together experts from around the globe to create something special. The conference is being held at Petroc, Tiverton on Saturday 17th November 2018 Continue reading →

Bookstart Treasure Packs 2018/19

All three-year-olds in Devon are entitled to a free Bookstart Treasure Pack which will be gifted through Early Years providers. All Early Years and Childcare providers will be sent an email throughout the course of the year with details on how to order your Bookstart Treasure packs for children attending your setting. Childminders can request Continue reading →

New Safeguarding Documents

It is the start of the new academic year so now is a good time to make sure that you have the up to date safeguarding documents: Working together to Safeguarding Children July 2018, Information Sharing July 2018 Keeping Children Safe in Education 3rd September 2018

Devon Children and Families Partnership Safeguarding Magazine

The Devon Children and Families Partnership magazine for July 18 is available. Please take a look and share this with your staff. The new areas are: Case resolution protocol bruising and minor injuries in babies Prevent agenda disability dual diagnosis asylum seeking children