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Keep up to date with the latest news and updates from the Early Years and Childcare Service. You can subscribe to receive a weekly email digest of new updates (sent every Friday morning). You can also receive the same updates by following us on Facebook.

Portal Guidance Notes – Validation of 30 Hour codes update

The Early Years and Childcare Service have released further guidance for users of the Provider Portal about the validation of 30 hour codes and dashboard notifications


Early Years Job Vacancies w/c 11/09/17

Please find listed below vacancies that have been posted this week: Early Years Childcare Assistant (1-2 posts) – Kingwood Childcare and Pre-School (06/10/17) After School Club Room Leader – Kingwood Childcare and Pre-School (02/10/17) Pre-School Assistant (level 3) – Roborough Pre-School (20/09/17) Nursery Nurse (level 3) – Grafton Childcare (31/10/17) Nursery Nurse (2 posts) – Kiddi Caru Nursery (The


Online Safety Newsletter

ScoMIS have produced the following online safety newsletters specifically for: Parents and Carers of 0-5 year olds Early Years Settings Each edition provides links to good websites where parents and carers or early years practitioners can access advice, guidance and information for 0-5 year olds on online safety.  


Provider Portal – Important Information

The Provider Portal will be closed for planned maintenance on Friday 15th and will open again on Monday 18th September. Thank you for your patience whilst this work is being undertaken.


Workshops – Using the Inclusion Fund

Don’t forget these free sessions for all funded providers including childminders. Come and find out about the changes to the SEND Support Funding and how to take a graduated response to meeting the needs of the children in your setting.


Children’s Health Fund – Grant Funding Available

No child should go hungry and we recognise that for some children there is a vital food provision gap that needs filling during the school holidays. Our Holiday Food Fund provides grants of up to £5,000 for projects in the UK that provide holiday activities with food for children. The Holiday Food Fund will be


Calling 999 for an Ambulance – A Guide for all Early Years and Education Providers

Following a recent Coroners court hearing, the Coroner has asked that South West Ambulance Service Trust’s (SWAST) guidance on calling 999 for an ambulance be shared with all educational establishments (including early years) across the geographical area. This guidance is to help and support staff when calling 999 in order to achieve the appropriate and timely response.


We are doing really well… thank you, keep it up!

Thank you to all those providers who have gone the extra mile during the summer to ensure that parents 11 digit codes for the extended entitlement have been gathered and entered onto the Provider Portal. We have received data from the government to show that Devon is second in the country for the percentage of


Meet the Northern Devon Team

Hello from the Northern Devon Early Years and Childcare team, (from left to right, Liz Carroll , Melissa Filby, Karen Baker) What do we do as a team in  Northern Devon? We support all our childcare providers with any help or support we can offer. This ranges from safeguarding advice to financial advice, merger of providers, and


Let’s Talk More: September/October Strategy

The Let’s Talk More Strategy for September and October ‘Match and add a Word’ LTME Strategy September – October LTME Strategy Poster September – October Find out more about Let’s Talk More