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The Early Years Advisory Team provides high quality support, advice and challenge in relation to young children's learning and development in the wide range of settings and schools across Devon. This relates to both quality and inclusion and the team undertake the role of Area SENCO to support SENCOs who are based in private, voluntary and independent settings.

The Ofsted Common Inspection Framework will be implemented from September 2015.

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Two Year Old Progress Check
* Two Year Old Progress Check
This is Devon's chosen format which we recommend that all settings use.
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
Information and guidance to support inclusion in the EYFS for Private, Voluntary and Independent Early Years Settings and Reception/Nursery classes in maintained schools/academies
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
Ofsted  Autumn 2012
* Ofsted Autumn 2012
Information for schools and settings from September 2012
Let's Talk More
* Let's Talk More
Information and documents for Let's talk More
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