England & Wales

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

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
HM Government: The UK Government's COVID-19 recovery strategy
The UK government has just published its Covid-19 recovery strategy below. We are expecting further guidance from the DfE and will share this as soon as it ...
Mon, 11 May, 2020 at 5:13 PM
DfE: Eligibility for government childcare offers protected
Temporary measures ensure critical workers will still be eligible for childcare offers if their income has changed due to coronavirus Parents who are nor...
Wed, 6 May, 2020 at 4:45 PM
COVID-19 Updates for Nurseries and Early years providers | England
England The Government released the list of key workers in England - if a parent's work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or they work in one of t...
Mon, 23 Mar, 2020 at 12:30 PM