Key Government Guidance

24.05.20 Planning guide for early years and childcare settings. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/preparing-for-the-wider-opening-of-early-years-and-childcare-settings-from-1-june/planning-guide-for-early-years-and-childcare-settings

11.05.2020 – Our plan to rebuild – This is a 51 page document covering the recover strategy. There are references to ‘childcare’ on page 26 and also in Annex A: Staying Safe outside your home on page 49, as well as a
useful summary of ‘Vulnerable Groups’ on page 51.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy/our-plan-to-rebuild-the-uk-governments-covid-19-recovery-strategy

11.05.2020 – Opening Schools and educational settings to more pupils from 1st June: Guidance for parents and carers – This goes into more detail about what parents should be able to expect from 1st June 2020 and crucially says that ‘nurseries and other early years providers, including childminders, to begin welcoming back all children from 1st June’
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/reopening-schools-and-other-educational-settings-from-1-june

12.05.2020 – Actions for Education and Childcare settings to prepare for wider opening from 1st June 2020 – This discusses in more detail why specific year groups are being asked to go back first
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-educational-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020/actions-for-education-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020

12.05.2020 – Opening schools for more children and young people: initial planning framework – This is a checklist of sorts to allow providers to think on the many different themes before making decisions on how to offer childcare
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/actions-for-educational-and-childcare-settings-to-prepare-for-wider-opening-from-1-june-2020/opening-schools-for-more-children-and-young-people-initial-planning-framework-for-schools-in-england

12.05.2020 – Coronavirus (COVID-19): implementing protective measures in education and childcare settings – This gives guidance to providers on effective infection protection and control and explains about when it may be necessary (or not) to use PPE and/or face masks
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-implementing-protective-measures-in-education-and-childcare-settings/coronavirus-covid-19-implementing-protective-measures-in-education-and-childcare-settings

Contacts

Deborah Brown - (General Enquries)
Dawn Butler - (General Enquiries)
Nicola Theobald - (General and Nursery School Enquiries)
Sharon McDonald - (Childminder Enquiries)