England & Wales

Follow the latest updates from GOV.UK (United Kingdom) and find information, guidance on latest developments for the early years sector.

8th January 2021: Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs
England: The DfE has now updated its guidance for out of school clubs for the new national lockdown. To learn more, please visit the gov.uk link below:  ...
Mon, 11 Jan, 2021 at 10:34 AM
7th January 2021: COVID-19 contingency framework for education and childcare settings
How settings can prepare for restrictions to help contain community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). Updated: 7 January 2021 To learn more, pl...
Fri, 8 Jan, 2021 at 1:45 PM
23rd December 2020: Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs
DfE has updated OOSC guidance to include tier 4 restrictions. Also secondary pupils receiving remote education 1st week of term should not attend out-of-sch...
Wed, 23 Dec, 2020 at 10:42 AM
22nd December 2020: Actions for early years and childcare providers
DfE has updated its main COVID-19 guidance for EY to include new information on tier 4 and new guidance on charging parents. It also includes guidance cont...
Wed, 23 Dec, 2020 at 10:33 AM
20th December 2020: Tier 4 - Stay at Home
England: Childcare and early years providers including childminders can remain open in Tier 4. For more information, please visit the link below:  h...
Sun, 20 Dec, 2020 at 12:07 PM
27th November 2020: Royal Foundation | Study on the Early Years
Today The Duchess of Cambridge has unveiled the findings of the biggest ever UK study on the early years.  Please visit the link below to view the arti...
Fri, 27 Nov, 2020 at 1:54 PM
Covid-19 Winter Plan
England: The government has confirmed that the national lockdown will end on 2nd December 2020 and the tier system will return. Registered childcare, early ...
Wed, 25 Nov, 2020 at 10:31 AM
12th November 2020: Ofsted announces new early years inspection arrangements
Ofsted will move to a new 'six-year window' approach for early years inspections. In the new approach, all nurseries, childminders and pre-school...
Thu, 12 Nov, 2020 at 12:38 PM
4th November 2020: DfE Guidance | Education and childcare settings
England: The DfE publishes guidance for Education and Childcare settings incl out of school clubs regarding new national restrictions from 5th Nov 2020.  ...
Wed, 4 Nov, 2020 at 4:47 PM
1st November 2020: New National Restrictions from 5 November
Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the fi...
Mon, 2 Nov, 2020 at 1:54 PM