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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.

Extended Entitlement Reconfirmation Issues

Some parents have experienced technical issues when trying to reconfirm their eligibility through the childcare service.  Most of these problems are due to the parent having made a mistake in their original application which they have tried to correct, but which has instead resulted in a duplicate application for the same child.  These parents have


Universal Credit Awareness Sessions

The Universal Credit is coming to Devon. The Early Years and Childcare Service have organised some awareness sessions in partnership with Job Centre Plus. These will be: Tuesday 6th February, Swimbridge Wednesday 7th February, South Brent Thursday 8th February, Exeter For more information please see the poster: Universal Credit Awareness Sessions The Universal Credit sessions will 


New Lympstone Pre-school building is under way….

The building of the new pre-school at Lympstone has started:  


Eat Better, Start Better

Eat Better, Start Better guidance and supporting material has been developed to help early years providers and practitioners to meet the Early Years Foundation Stage welfare requirement for the provision of healthy, balanced and nutritious food and drink.


Early Years Job Vacancies w/c 13/11/17

Please find listed below vacancies that have been posted this week: Room Leader (level 3) – Munchkins Day Nursery    (24/11/17) Nursery Nurse (level 3) – Munchkins Day Nursery   (24/11/17) Play Leader – Sandford Playgroup   (20/11/17) Play Leader Assistant – Little Frogs Pre-School   (27/11/17) Pre-School Assistant – Manor Pre-School   (24/11/17) Nursery Nurse – The Dolphin Pre-School


Extended Entitlement Parents Page

Please signpost parents to the latest information on the extended entitlement here: 30 hours free childcare This page includes a link to top things parents need to know about the new offers. Please share this on your websites and facebook pages.


New training website coming soon!

As of 29 January 2018 DEL Digital learning will replace CPD Online as our early years training website. Please make sure you are ready for this move by visiting CPD online to access your course certificates and training history. Details of how to access your certificate and training history can be found in our handy


Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) – Funding for Early Years

There have been a number of queries regarding SEND funding for Early Years so we thought it would be useful to provide an update. From September 2017, there are 3 different funding streams for SEND: Universal Inclusion Fund Targeted Inclusion Fund Individual Inclusion Fund Universal Inclusion Fund An additional 4p per hour is being paid for


Meet the Pinpoint Team

Hello from the Pinpoint team of Andrea, Denise Kathy and Lore, we are based at County Hall in Exeter, within the Digital Communications Team. We have a long history of working closely with the Early Years and Childcare service, providing information to families in Devon about what childcare is available to them. Most of us


Early Years Job Vacancies w/c 6/11/17

Please find listed below vacancies that have been posted this week: Room Leader – Willand Pre-School    (24/11/17) Foundation Stage Workers (2 posts) – Little Beacons Pre-School    (20/11/17) Manager – Uffculme Pre-School & Out of Hours Care    (20/11/17) Nursery Keyperson – Daisy and Rainbow Childcare   (22/11/17) Nursery Assistant – Daisy and Rainbow Childcare    (22/11/17)