Early Years Planning for Brexit

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Service Lead for Early Years and Development, Michael Jarrett, for the attention of all early years settings.

Last week schools received the below message posted on TheLink. The NDNA Head of Policy and External Relations, Jonathan Broadbery has said that the information for schools from the Government is extensive, but not much of it is relevant to early years providers.

Are you making plans regarding any impact regarding a no-deal EU exit?

We are unsure at this time what the impact might or might not be but it would be sensible to start contingency planning just in case. 

Questions you might want to consider are:

  • If there are temporary food shortages, what alternatives might you consider?
  • If supplies e.g. toiletries, cleaning or changing products are scarce, what alternatives might you consider?
  • The guidance of GDPR will still apply
  • You may need to consider Employment of EU Nationals
  • Existing recognised qualifications will remain in place and these can be checked via NARIC www.naric.org.uk/earlyyears

We clearly do not want to generate unnecessary anxiety but we would rather the sector give some consideration and have a Plan B just in case?