England & Wales

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

9th September 2020: Exceptions where groups can be larger than 6 people
The new rules on socialising will come into force in England on 14th September 2020. The government has issued an update and confirmed that there will be ex...
Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 at 11:40 AM
Education Action Cards - Outbreak Management for EY Settings
Public Health England has published action cards for early years providers outlining steps to manage Covid-19 outbreaks. This information is for leadership...
Wed, 2 Sep, 2020 at 10:42 AM
27th July 2020: DfE Guidance | Actions for early years and childcare providers
Updated 27 July 2020  Updated guidance includes: content from the planning guide for early years and childcare settings so that all coronavirus (CO...
Tue, 28 Jul, 2020 at 5:33 PM
21st July 2020: DfE Guidance | Actions for early years and childcare providers
Updated 21 July 2020 Updated guidance includes: content from the planning guide for early years and childcare settings so that all coronavirus (COV...
Wed, 22 Jul, 2020 at 11:01 AM
20th July 2020: Use of free early education entitlements funding
Update from DfE on early years funding for autumn term 2020 and beyond.  Key highlights: Local Authority funding for the 2020 autumn term will be b...
Wed, 22 Jul, 2020 at 11:14 AM
2nd July 2020: Guidance on bubbles in early years settings (England)
Guidance on bubbles in early years settings (England) is changing from 20 July. Settings won’t have to keep children in bubbles but should still minimise mi...
Thu, 2 Jul, 2020 at 2:58 PM
16th June 2020: Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care
The DfE (Department for Education) has updated its "Safe working in education and childcare" guidance to clarify PPE advice and changes in access ...
Thu, 18 Jun, 2020 at 6:10 PM
DfE Guidance: Actions for early years and childcare providers
The DfE has published more detailed guidance for early years providers and schools about reopening from 1 June. It is important to note that this date is pr...
Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 at 11:27 AM
Planning guide for early years and childcare settings
England: Planning Guide for Early Years Settings published While most settings welcome the publication of further guidance for early years providers, the...
Mon, 25 May, 2020 at 12:07 PM
Welsh Gov: Understanding of COVID-19 with respect to Children and Education
The Welsh Government has published its latest TAC update stating: For a variety of reasons, reopening options relating to younger children are lower r...
Thu, 4 Jun, 2020 at 10:25 AM