Early Years Provider Updates | COVID-19 Edition 103

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 5th May 2021.

This weeks bulletin includes:


  • Data collection frequency change
  • Support Available to providers
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19)Test Kits delivery schedules for schools and colleges
  • Department for Education COVID-19 helpline
  • Department for Education COVID-19 Guidance
  • The Big Ask


  • Ofsted’s return to routine Inspection Activity
  • Reported coronavirus (COVID-19) notifications by registered Early Years and childcare settings
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) rolling update

Early Years Service

  • Huge rise in young children needing help with language and communication skills during lockdown
  • I CAN’s talking point

Updates for Parents

  • Ofsted local area SEND inspections: Guidance for families
  • New scheme to give people in real problem debt breathing space


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