England & Wales

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

1st April 2021: Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework
The Department for Education (England) has published the new version of the EYFS Statutory Framework (2021). This will apply to school and childcare setting...
Thu, 1 Apr, 2021 at 2:15 PM
Register to order coronavirus tests for your employees
England-based settings, you can now order COVID-19/coronavirus rapid lateral flow tests for your employees here: https://www.gov.uk/get-workplace-coronavir...
Mon, 8 Feb, 2021 at 3:08 PM
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