Early Years Provider Updates | COVID-19 Edition 78

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.

This weeks bulletin includes:

  • Survey of childcare and early years providers and COVID-19
  • Providers’ finances: survey of childcare and EY providers 2019
  • Occupancy and staff ratios at early years providers
  • How early years providers support children
  • Example lessons for remote teaching
  • Protections for working parents eligible for childcare support
  • HMRC: COVID-19: Employer support – live webinars
  • Virtual Baby Groups and Virtual Story and Rhyme Time
  • What to do if a pupil is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care
  • Ofsted: coronavirus (COVID-19) rolling update
  • Specialist midwife urges mothers-to-be to have the flu jab to help protect themselves and their babies this winter
  • COVID alert level 2: HIGH
  • Updated guidance for schools
  • Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline
  • Safeguarding Rapid Review Learning
  • Training and Continuous Professional Development
    - Introduction to Safeguarding
    - Safeguarding Level 3 / Multi agency
    - Prevent
                - Observation, Assessment & Planning (OAP)
  • Strong Home Learning Experience to support children’s learning and development


It is important to keep in contact with families during this time, so please share the information widely.


Please note: Data submissions will be on going until the DfE no longer request our submission, please return your data sheet to earlyyears@slough.gov.uk before 12pm every Thursday if your setting is open.