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30 September 2020

Childcare exempt from localised restrictions 

Families who share caring responsibilities with another household are allowed to continue if the care support is consistent.

Jo Olsson and Darryl Freeman
11 September 2020

Update from Jo Olsson on Head of Children’s Social Care

An update from Jo Olsson, Devon County Council’s Chief Officer for Children’s Services and Chair of the DCFP Executive Group

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31 July 2020

New parents urged to claim Child Benefit

New parents in Devon are being urged to claim Child Benefit, even if they have not yet been able to register the birth of their newborns due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

A tiny baby grabbing an adult's hand
31 July 2020

Parents urged not to use a facemask on their baby

Parents and guardians of babies under three years old are advised not to cover their child’s mouth with a facemask as it could cause breathing difficulties.

a small child holding a red balloon
30 July 2020

Early Help summer holiday arrangements

A number of Early Help arrangements are in place this summer to help you get the support you need over the holidays. 

A tiny baby grabbing a adult's hand
28 July 2020

Innovations by Devon’s health visitors lead the way nationally

Devon County Council’s Health Visitor Service have been invited to share their innovations with the Institute of Health Visiting, the principle body tasked with sharing best practice to health visitors in England.

a child carrying crayons
27 July 2020

31 August deadline for 30 hours funded childcare

If you’re a working parent and have a 3 or 4-year-old child, and your income has changed, you could still be eligible for 30 hours of early learning and childcare per week from September.

a boy in a paddling pool
2 July 2020

New guidance about out-of-school settings

The government have published new guidance for parents and carers covering changes to out-of-school settings for children and young people.

a man carrying a child on his shoulders
1 July 2020

Action for Children offer free parenting support

Every parent needs a little help sometimes. Happily, then, Action for Children are offering online parenting support for families with children aged 0-19.

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27 June 2020

Early Years update for parents and carers

Devon’s Head of Education and Learning, Dawn Stabb, has written a letter to parents and carers detailing Devon’s response to the Government’s plans for a wider opening of early years provision.


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