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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 15/01/18

Please find listed below vacancies that have been posted this week: Play Assistant (maternity cover) – Bratton Fleming Pre-School CIC   (26/01/18) Nursery Manager – Humpty Dumpty Childcare   (31/01/18) Key Worker (Pre-School Room) – Humpty Dumpty Childcare   (31/01/18) Early Years Practitioner – St. Leonard’s Pre-School  (29/01/18) Level 3 Qualified Nursery Nurse – Grafton Childcare   (29/03/18) Early


New DEL Training Website – receiving your user details

New user details for the DEL training website will be sent out w/c 22 January. Look out for an email from DEL which will include a new username and password. This email will be sent out to users who have had a CPD account and have been transferred to DEL. As of 29 January 2018


Universal Credit Session – Last chance to book

Do you work with families who will be moving to Universal Credit? Find out how to support families to access Universal Credit: Thursday 8th February 2018 at Belmont Chapel Exeter, from 6pm to 8pm. Job Centre Plus staff will be bringing you up to date on what we need to know to support our families.


Childcare inquiry – submit written evidence by 9th February 2018

The Treasury Committee has launched a new inquiry into childcare policy and its influence on the economy. The Committee will examine the role high quality, accessible, flexible and affordable childcare can play in supporting labour productivity. It will consider the overall package of Government initiatives that aim to make childcare affordable, how the individual initiatives


Tax Free Childcare further roll out

From 15 January, Tax-Free Childcare opens to parents whose youngest child is under 9, or who turns 9 on that date. The scheme will open to all remaining eligible families with children under 12 on 14 February 2018. This means all eligible parents will be able to apply for Tax-Free Childcare before the end of this


Early Years Online Safety Newsletter – Issue 1 January 2018

Here is latest e-safety newsletter for providers and parents to help you to keep safe online: Early Years Providers Online Safety Newsletter Issue 1 – January 2018 Parents Online Safety Newsletter Issue 1 – January 2018


NSPCC Definitions and signs of child abuse: factsheet

The NSPCC Knowledge and Information Service has published a factsheet providing guidance for professionals who work with children on how to recognise the signs of child abuse. The guidance includes: physical abuse neglect sexual abuse child sexual exploitation harmful sexual behaviour emotional abuse domestic abuse bullying and cyberbullying child trafficking female genital mutilation


Family Solutions Service

Family Solutions Service offer a range of meetings to families that are always facilitated by a Family Solution Service Coordinator. Prior to any meeting (eg Family Group Conference) taking place, a Coordinator will contact any professionals direct that the family wish to involve, with a personal invitation and they will speak to that professional directly


Extended Entitlement Update

Please see the latest update on the Extended Entitlement (30 hours) – Spring Term 2018


Latest Universal Credit roll out dates

Latest Universal Credit Roll out dates Date District Council JCP 4th July 2018 East Devon District Council Honiton JCP Mid Devon District Council Tiverton JCP North Devon District Council Barnstaple JCP Torridge District Council Bideford JCP 5th September 2018 South Hams District Council Totnes JCP Teignbridge District Council Newton Abbot JCP Torbay Council Brixham JCP