Early Years Provider Updates | COVID-19 Edition 83

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:

  • Supporting the early year’s sector / raising awareness: COVID-19
  • Government support with childcare costs during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Actions for early years and childcare providers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  • Foundation Years: COVID-19
  • What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  • Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  • Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  • Providing apprenticeships during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  • Chancellor’s, Rishi Sunak, Spending Review statement
  • Minimum income easement: 30 hours and Tax-Free Childcare
  • Grace Periods: 30 hours Childcare
  • Permanent extension of the eligibility criteria for a free early education place for disadvantaged two-year olds
  • When schools can apply for free of charge PPE from SBC or the government
  • Ofsted updates: Early years and Childcare
  • Coronavirus: Business support
  • Advertising vacancies
  • Coronavirus and support for businesses: Slough
  • Coronavirus and Support for residents
  • Funded Early Education
  • Training and Continuous Professional Development
    • Early Years Schema Training
    • 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.