Pre-school Learning Alliance Devon Service Hub, actively supports Alliance members in Devon including pre-schools, day nurseries, toddler groups, nursery schools, children’s centres and individuals.

We have been providing high quality support and advice to providers of early years education and childcare for more than 50 years. The type of support we offer ranges from Committee Support to Payroll Service. We also create and deliver bespoke workshops or offer a Consultancy service to individual settings that require assistance on more complicated issues.

We offer a telephone help line for Committee Support Monday to Friday 9.30 to 4.00 on 01392 435464.

Our Member Forum of volunteers meet regularly to discuss early years issues and priorities of our members.

 

For any queries regarding Devon Pre-school Learning Alliance please contact Alison Smallacombe

Email: devon@pre-school.org.uk Tel: 01392 435464

For information regarding Payroll Service please click on the Our Services link above or contact Nicci Hooper

Email: devon.payroll@pre-school.org.uk Tel: 01392 438977

 

To view our annual reports please use the following link:

2016_annual_report_for_members_devon_sub-committee.pdf

Our Services

Payroll Service

The payroll service was set up to support pre‑school committee members in the community. We currently process the wages of over 190 groups.

How the system works

Recent testimonials include "...

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Information Support Sessions

Our programme of short information sessions is designed to cover some of the most important issues facing your setting today including:

  • Managing Your Ofsted Inspection
  • ...
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Consultancy

With all the changes affecting Childcare and Early Years, both staff and management committees have a lot to contend with and may well have some tough questions about the future. We can help by providing one to one support to help settings decide on their main aims and objectives, as well as...

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Training

If you have an unmet training need, the Alliance can provide courses from Messy Play to Level 3 Qualifications. If you have 12 or more students wishing to take part in a course and you have a venue which will meet Adult Education criteria then we can bring...
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Pre-schools

We manage 3 pre-schools across the area, which provide a range of support services for parents and their children.

They are at

  • Brixington

     
  • ...
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Payroll Service

The payroll service was set up to support pre‑school committee members in the community. We currently process the wages of over 190 groups.

How the system works

Recent testimonials include "This message is a belated thank you for running such an excellent payroll service for us over many years - your attention to detail was very much appreciated. All the best for the future."

"I would like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to you all for all your kind help over the last two years - any queries I have are always dealt with most kindly and efficiently."

We will:

  • Process your payroll using Sage Payroll software.

     
  • Provide you with a monthly report of what payments are due to your staff and individual payslips.

     
  • Provide Real Time Information Reports on your Tax and NI responsibilities to the Inland Revenue.

     
  • Produce all relevant forms such as P45s.

     
  • Calculate statutory payments such as Maternity and Sick Pay.

     
  • Manage auto‑enrolment and your pension obligations including all paperwork at no extra cost.

     
  • Provide the above details within a seven day turnaround.

     
  • Offer advice and help on all payroll matters including regular bulletins on new legislation affecting your payroll.

     
  • The charges are kept as low as possible and only cover our costs of running the payroll system. Basic and Inclusive packages are available giving different levels of support. All fees will be reviewed annually. For a current list of charges or an information pack please contact the payroll officer, Nicci Hooper, on 01392 438977or e mail devon.payroll@pre‑school.org.uk
To view our annual reports please use the following link:
 

Information Support Sessions

Our programme of short information sessions is designed to cover some of the most important issues facing your setting today including:

  • Managing Your Ofsted Inspection

     
  • Becoming a CIO

     
  • Data Protection

     
  • Becoming a CIO

     
  • Managing Your Pre-school Finances

     
  • Managing Staff Recruitment in the Early Years Setting

     
  • Setting and Working to a Pre-school Budget

     
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Management Committees;

A new programme is produced each term, which is available on request.

Recent feedback includes " I am a new committee member with very limited knowledge of roles and responsibilities and feel much more prepared now for my new role. thank you - good course."

"Gave lots of good and valuable information and contacts"

" I found it very informative, helpful and interesting. It was good that all the other delegates joined in the various discussions."

Consultancy

With all the changes affecting Childcare and Early Years, both staff and management committees have a lot to contend with and may well have some tough questions about the future. We can help by providing one to one support to help settings decide on their main aims and objectives, as well as deliver the actions needed to turn these in to reality.

  • Committee Support in areas such as — planning & running your AGM; Alliance constitutions; changing your legal status (i.e. becoming a CIO, we can take you through this process); Committee roles and responsibilities; effective Committee meetings and amalgamating pre‑school charities.

     
  • Staffing Support in areas such as — recruitment, (from writing job descriptions through to interviews); staff induction; supervision & appraisal and effective staff meetings.

Facilitator

Both the workshops and consultancy are delivered by Jeanne Cook. Jeanne is an experienced Childcare and Early Years Development Worker with over 14 years supporting and advising settings in Devon & Torbay. Contact Jeanne by e mail on jeanne.cook@pre-school.org.uk or by phone on 07443633080

Training

If you have an unmet training need, the Alliance can provide courses from Messy Play to Level 3 Qualifications. If you have 12 or more students wishing to take part in a course and you have a venue which will meet Adult Education criteria then we can bring the training direct to your provision.
 
For further details contact the Training Centre on 01732 363070 or e mail to training.courses@pre-school.org.uk.

 

Pre-schools

We manage 3 pre-schools across the area, which provide a range of support services for parents and their children.

They are at

  • Brixington

     
  • Pilton

     
  • Teignmouth

Childcare

Palace Gate Centre
3 Palace Gate
Exeter
Devon
EX1 1JA
United Kingdom
Tel: 01392 435464