Early Years Provider Updates | COVID-19 Edition 81

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:

  • Message from Eleni Ioannides Interim DCS and Chief Executive
  • Important Update – Reporting a case of positive COVID-19 to Ofsted
  • Ofsted Update – Early Years inspection arrangements
  • Updated guidance on national restrictions for education and childcare settings
  • Updated national COVID guidance on the ‘Use of the NHS COVID-19 app in education and childcare settings’
  • Updated guidance on providing apprenticeships during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  • Safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) paper on the benefits of remaining in education
  • Early adopter list published on gov.uk
  • Advertising vacancies
  • Housing
  • Food Poverty
  • Share your experience of accessing services at your local GP practice during the Coronavirus Pandemic with local NHS Commissioners
  • The Early Childhood Unit at NCB: Latest news and information from the early years sector
  • The Foundation Stage Forum EYFS November Newsletter 2020
  • The Foundation Stage Forum: New Content
  • What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  • Addendum to CYP Mental Health training offer
  • Early Years Service Annual Provider Audit 2020-21
  • Home Office campaign launched to protect victims of child abuse
  • Training and Continuous Professional Development
    • Introduction to Safeguarding
    • Safeguarding Level 3 / Multi agency
    • Prevent
  • 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.