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The Babcock LDP Early Years Team provide high quality support, advice and challenge in the wide range of early years settings and schools across Devon and beyond, in relation to young children's learning and development. The Team also undertake the role of Area SENCO to support SENCOs who are based in private, voluntary and independent settings in Devon.

The Ofsted Common Inspection Framework is in place from September 2015.

Download the final versions of the Ofsted Handbooks here...

EYFS Updated Framework 2014
* EYFS Updated Framework 2014
EYFS Baseline
* EYFS Baseline
Information about the introduction of the new EYFS Baseline
* Training
Courses offered by the Early Years Advisory team. Please book online - www.babcock-education.co.uk/ldp/cpd
Devon's Learning Journey
* Devon's Learning Journey
Devon’s Learning Journey materials have been updated are available for implementation from Septembe 2012. All documents are now in the format for the revised EYFS
Early Years Foundation Stage Profile
* Early Years Foundation Stage Profile
SENCo Handbook
* SENCo Handbook
Local Learning Community Meetings
* Local Learning Community Meetings
* Planning
These are possible planning formats that have been shared on training courses
* Curriculum
Support to schools and early years settings in choosing an effective phonics teaching programme.
Choosing a school or early years setting
* Choosing a school or early years setting
How do you know what to look for when choosing a place for your child?
* Publications
Useful publications from National Strategies, Ofsted etc. Also a publication list for schools and another for settings.
Transition into KS1
* Transition into KS1
Early Years and Childcare
* Early Years and Childcare
The Early Years and Childcare Service supports the expansion and improvement of services for children across Devon.
Devon Children's Centres
* Devon Children's Centres
Children’s Centres provide a range of services depending on local need and parental choice. They aim to offer information, advice and support to fathers, mothers and carers, .....
Early Years Consultant Team
* Early Years Consultant Team
All the information you want to know about us and our motivations, interests and areas of specific expertise
Let's Talk More
* Let's Talk More
Information and documents for Let's talk More
* Ofsted
Ofsted documentation for Early Years settings and schools
* Safeguarding
Children in Care
* Children in Care
2 year old progress check - Integrated Review
* 2 year old progress check - Integrated Review
Documentation to support the completion of the 2 year old progress check from September 2015.
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