England & Wales

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

22nd July 2021: Guidance for early years providers about the current & revised early years foundation stage (EYFS)
England: Ofsted has just launched a new page to answer some of the most frequently asked questions on the early years inspection practice and the E...
Thu, 22 Jul, 2021 at 2:30 PM
1st July 2021: Ofsted and Changes to EIF
England: Ofsted has made some changes to the EIF from September 2021.  The latest updates include that Ofsted will not: Create unnecessary workloa...
Fri, 2 Jul, 2021 at 12:19 PM
11th May 2021: Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Actions for early years and childcare providers has been updated following confirmation that lockdown restrictions will continue to ease as of Monday, 17 Ma...
Tue, 11 May, 2021 at 6:44 PM
10th May 2021: Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs
From 17 May 2021, out of school clubs operating indoors can keep children in consistent groups of any size, so long as other protective measures are followe...
Tue, 11 May, 2021 at 7:40 PM
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