England & Wales

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

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
14th October 2020: New three-tier system of local Covid alert levels across England
The UK Prime Minister has confirmed that it is the government's intention for education and childcare settings to remain open. In England, the govt wil...
Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 at 10:17 AM
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