The Government released the list of key workers in England - if a parent's work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or they work in one of the critical sectors, and they cannot keep their child safe at home then their children will be prioritised for education provision.

  • Nursery staff are included in this list. View the full list here
  • See the Government's latest FAQs for parents and carers here.

Nurseries in England may have to close starting 23rd March 2020 unless instructed to stay open to create a network of providers for the children of key workers and vulnerable children. 


We would strongly suggest that you immediately contact your local authority and let them know of your intentions. They will let you know if they are happy for you to do this or not.