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What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

June 2, 2020

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus outbreak Main changes to previous guidance restructured guidance in line with wider opening updated responsibilities in light of wider opening …


Wider opening of Early Years settings

May 29, 2020

The Prime Minister has confirmed that early years settings and schools can open to a wider cohort of children from 1st June. Solihull Councillors, LA officers and of course critical …


Early Years Planning Toolkit – preparing for reopening/ wider opening of early years settings

May 27, 2020

The Department for Education has published guidance to support settings to open for more pupils. Foundation Years has also hosted a video podcast with DfE to share the latest information. …


Jan Dubiel on Building a meaningful curriculum for every child

May 7, 2020

Jan Dubiel has been integral to EYFS and EYFSP development for many years. Listen to his views on EYFS curriculum and personalising it for children and the real world here.


HMRC- Beware of scammers

May 1, 2020

If you receive an email, text or call claiming to be from HMRC that asks you to click on a link or give information such as your name, credit card …


Early Years Foundation Stage: coronavirus disapplication

April 27, 2020

To support early years providers who remain open to vulnerable children and children of critical workers during the coronavirus outbreak, the Government has temporarily disapplied and modified certain elements of …


Help us to learn how families are coping with COVID-19

April 21, 2020

A team of academics from the Universities of Oxford, Southampton and Reading have published a survey aiming to understand how families with pre-school children are coping with the challenges of COVID-19. …


Letter to early years and childcare providers in England 25/3/2020

March 25, 2020

Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families has written to all providers. Please select this link to download the letter. Please select this link for the letter to …


Coronavirus (COVID-19): early years and childcare closures published 24 March 2020

March 24, 2020

This guidance covers Ofsted-registered childcare providers for children of all ages, including childminders, nurseries and wraparound childcare and clubs (before- and after- school and holiday care). This guidance does not …


Latest Coronavirus updates 21/3/2020 from DfE

March 21, 2020

21 March 2020 update All previous news items can be found here Additional resources are here