Early years and childcare providers: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

The DfE have brought together all of the relevant guidance documents for early years and childcare providers into one useful link. The updated dates are clearly displayed so you can make sure you are looking at the latest document:

See what early years providers need to do during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

The link includes:

  • Guidance for Parents and Carers
  • Day to day running of settings
  • Safe working and protective measures
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Learning at Home
  • Funding and Finance

Public Health England in conjunction with the Local Authority have produced the COVID-19 Early Years Resource Pack. It contains useful contact numbers and links to guidance documents as well as details of the process to follow for the following:

  • Management of a child or member of staff with COVID-19 like symptoms (Section 3)
  • Management of a child or member of staff who tests positive for COVID-19 (Section 4)
  • Arrangements for management of a possible outbreak (Section 5)

A Local Authority reporting template is also available. This is to be used as detailed in the resource pack

Local Authority reporting of Covid-19 template

Updated guidance on protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children

The Government have updated their guidance on the protective measures for holiday and after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to set out the protective measures that are required from the start of the autumn term. This includes group sizes, and how providers can minimise the risk of children mixing outside of their school groups. They have also provided additional information on non-overnight domestic educational visits, and the use and cleaning of shared equipment and resources.