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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.

Congratulations to Horizon Childcare – Small Employer of the Year

Congratulations to Lydia and her team at Horizon Childcare for winning ‘Small Employer of the Year’ at Exeter College’s Apprenticeship Awards, for the work they do to support apprentices.

Early Years Job Adverts w/c 12/03/18

Please find listed below vacancies that have been posted this week: Foundation Stage Practitioner – Bishops Nympton Pre-School  (22/03/18) Room Leader (temporary) – Willand Pre-School    (29/03/18) Pre-School Assistant – Willand Pre-School   (29/03/18) Lunch Cover Assistant – Munchkins Day Nursery   (20/04/18) Pre-School 1:1 SEN Support and Pre-School Assistant (2 posts) – Rainbow Pre-School  (21/03/18) Nursery Nurse

How to become an Ofsted registered nanny, what you need to do and what it costs

You don’t have to register with Ofsted as a nanny, but there are some advantages. For instance, registration means parents may be able to get help paying for childcare. Register as a nanny: quick guide

DEL Digital Learning – now live for early years courses

Early Years training courses and e-learning can now be booked through the new training website: DEL Digital Learning which went live on 5 March. DEL replaces the cpd online website – please do not try to book any courses via cpd online as this website is no longer in use for booking courses. We hope

Bookstart Treasure Gifter Survey

BookTrust is evaluating Bookstart Treasure. Your feedback is incredibly important to develop and improve the programme. Please take 15 minutes to complete this survey and be in with the chance to win a fantastic selection of books for your setting!

Bookstart Treasure Packs Ordering Schedule

The Bookstart Treasure Packs for three-year-olds attending your setting, are ordered and distributed across the year. Teignbridge Providers were e-mailed a link to order packs this week. The schedule for the year is as follows: South Devon – May 2018 Exeter – June 2018 East Devon – July 2018 North Devon – October 2018 Mid

Early Years Job Vacancies w/c 5/03/18

Please find listed below vacancies that have been posted this week: Breakfast, After-School & Holiday Club Playworker – FISH (Chudleigh)   (01/04/18) Nursery Worker – Happy Days Nursery (Exmouth)    (22/03/18)

Ofsted quick guide to registering as a nanny

Ofsted have produced this quick guide on registering as a nanny. It includes how to become an Ofsted registered nanny, what you need to do and what it costs.

Snow Closures and the funding

If you are closing your setting due to the weather, please make sure you offer the funded hours on an alternative day if possible. This will depend on the setting having space on another day or being open at a time that suits the parents.  If the hours cannot be offered elsewhere, you keep the

Update your contact details – Issues contacting you

Please remember to update your phone number and email address by emailing the helpdesk eyef@devon.gov.uk. We have been phoning providers chasing the annual survey and cancelling network meetings due to the weather and have discovered that some contact details are out of date. Issues include: Numbers no longer in use – please make sure you