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Updated Provider Agreement

The Provider Agreement has been updated. Please review the changes. If you are no longer wish to offer the funding please call the help desk on 01392 385530 or email eyef@devon.gov.uk. Provider Agreement Changes Provider Agreement


New funding streams this week include: DWF Foundation – one-off grants up to £5,000 to support work in the areas of education, employability, homelessness, health and well-being Crowdfund Devon – Opportunities for Devon projects raising money through Crowdfunder to unlock extra funding on top of what is raised from the crowd Skills and Opportunities Fund – For projects

Interested in becoming a Childminder? Find out more at a free informal information session

Have you thought about becoming a registered Childminder? Come along to a free and informal information session on 6 Sept in Totnes to find out more!

Devon Children and Families Partnership – Latest Safeguarding Magazine

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

Early Years Job Adverts w/c 13/08/18

Please find listed below a list of early years job adverts placed this week: Early Years Lunch Cover Childcare Assistant – Kingwood Childcare Early Years Educator – Little Ones Childcare (Bovey Tracey) Need to advertise an Early Years post? For info on how to place an advert including advert costs and what to include in

Transition Guidance for Early Years

The Babcock Education Psychology Service and early years teams have developed a set of good practice documents around transition at all of the main phases – early years, primary, secondary, post 16 and post 18.

Early Years Safeguarding for Level 2 Practitioners

The outcome of the Department for Education (DfE) consultation looking at level 2 early years practitioner qualifications is that the criteria for safeguarding has been strengthened and revised. Level 2 practitioners will be required to know the legal requirements and guidance on child protection; recognise when a child is in danger, at risk of serious

Workplace nurseries – Tax Exemption

Below is an extract from the HMRC website regarding Workplace nurseries, what is exempt and not classed as a benefit. If schools and settings follow this process there is no need to declare a benefit. However, if the below exemption doesn’t fit a school/setting scenario and the salary sacrifice (Computershare childcare voucher) scheme is not


This weeks Making Monday Activity will be: Frozen Ice Paints Check out social media on #MakingMonday and share your creations  

Sugar Smart – Celebration Invite 21st August