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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.

Early Years Job Vacancies w/c 22/05/17

Please find below the latest job vacancies: Play Scheme Assistant – First Steps Nursery (RD&E NHS Trust) (02/06/2017) Nursery Assistant – Exeter College Nursery (05/06/2017) Pre-School Assistant (3 Posts) – Newtown Community Pre-School (11/06/2017) Early Years Practitioner – Horizon Childcare (09/06/2017) Nursery Manager – Pre-School Learning Alliance (12/06/2017)

Early Years Training Bulletin (June – August 2017)

Please see the latest training for early years and childcare practitioners from June – August 2017. For more information, dates and to book please visit the training website

Sources of Income for Early Years Providers

The Department for Education have summarised some additional sources of funding available to settings and childminders to support individual children and raise the quality of childcare that you offer.

Early Years Qualifications

Don’t forget you can access information about qualifications and training on our website. You may also be able to get funding for a qualification through the Education & Skills Funding Agency (SFA). You will be able to find out more information by contacting a training provider directly. There is a link to SFA funded training providers

Triennial Analysis of Serious Case reviews (2011-2014): Practice briefing for education practitioners

This research highlights the key safeguarding issues, challenges and implications for practice that have emerged from analysis of the Serious Case Reviews for those working in education and early years settings and related services.

Early Years Funding Consultation

Thank you to all of you who came along to one of our consultation events. If you haven’t done so already, can you please return the consultation form to us by 31st May.  

Sun Protection Guidelines for Nurseries and Pre-schools

Cancer Research UK have published Sun Protection Guidelines for Nurseries and Pre-schools and is intended as a guide for anyone involved in developing a sun protection policy.

Early Years Job Vacancies w/c 15/05/17

Please find below the latest job vacancies: Room Leader (Toddler Room) – The Folly  Nursery    (26/05/17) Early Years Support Worker – Sandy Toes Childcare   (31/05/17) Nursery Nurse (maternity cover) – Exeter College Nursery  (24/05/17) Senior Nursery Nurse (maternity cover) – Exeter College Nursery  (24/05/17) Early Years Practitioner – Sandy Toes Childcare (31/05/17) Foundation Stage Worker

Child Safety Week 5th to 11th June 2017 – Plan now!

Child Safety Week takes place from Monday 5th to Sunday 11th June 2017, with the theme Safe children: sharing is caring. Events can be held by a range of different organisations and individuals, including children’s centres, childminders, pre-schools, fire and rescue teams, hospitals, schools etc. The 2017 Child Safety Week Action Pack is full of

South West Child Protection Procedures website awareness campaign

South West Child Protection Procedures (SWCPP) is the go to website for practitioners who need clarification about policies and procedures or who are unsure about how to respond to a safeguarding issue they encounter during their work. This is a great tool to support safeguarding practice and provide a consistent approach as to how we