Early Years Provider Updates | COVID-19 Edition 101

This article has been brought to you by Slough Borough Council's Associate Director for Children and Families, Michael Jarrett, for the attention of the Early Years leads.

This weeks news bulletin from Children and Families, Early Years Division at Slough Borough Council is now available please see the attached document dated 21 April 2021.

This weeks bulletin includes:


  • National Survey of Children: The big ask
  • Face covering guidance to remain until 17th May at the earliest
  • Updated guidance on providing school meals during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccines for eligible staff in education and childcare settings
  • Twice weekly rapid testing to be available to everyone in England
  • Actions for Early Years and childcare providers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  • Attendance in educations and early years setting during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  • All schools, colleges and nurseries Coronavirus (COVID-19) LFD test kit log: change in the retention period


  • Ofsted inspections to resume for registered Early Years providers
  • Early Years Inspection Handbook
  • Reported Coronavirus (COVID-19) notifications by Early Years and childcare settings
  • Childcare services exempt from registering with Ofsted: Form

Early Years Service

  • Early Years and Childcare Sufficiency assessment
  • Training and Continuous Professional Development: Training Portfolio Summer term 2021
  • Anna Freud National Centre for children and families: Early Years in Mind – free webinars

Updates for Parents

  • Travelling to school and College safely
  • Ofsted: Inspecting Schools guidance for parents
  • Free virtual exercise classes for pregnant women and new mums


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