Early Years Provider Updates | COVID-19 Edition 125

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 week’s news bulletin from Children and Families, Early Years Division at Slough Borough Council is now available please see the attached document dated 20th October 2021.

Please ensure that you check TheLink and your email for future updates as this will be the last newsletter. TheLink is updated weekly and an email is sent with the latest information.

The Early Years team will continue to send out information; if you have a preferred email that you would like us to add so that you do not miss any information please let us know.


  • Increased daily lateral flow device (LFD) testing for schools and further education providers



Early Years publications - update from Ofsted



  • Resilience and wellbeing interactive workshop for education staff

In the News

  • Coronavirus: children and young people’s mental health
  • Family support


  • Department for Education ‘Frequently Asked Questions’
  • Contacting tracing and the NHS Test and Trace self-isolation hub
  • Contingency Framework update

A Better Start

Some useful links/reading

Parents and Carers

  • Baby Buddy is an award-winning free app guiding parents, parents-to-be and caregivers through pregnancy and the first months of their baby’s life.