Early Years Provider Updates | COVID-19 Edition 86

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.

Happy New Year!

Over the last few weeks there has been a number of updates to government guidance and therefore we thought it would be useful to share an extra edition to our weekly news bulletin. This bulletin also includes information about spring term funding and what considerations are needed if a full or partial closure is necessary.

This weeks bulletin includes:

  • National lockdown to come into force on Wednesday 6 January
  • COVID-19 Related Closures and Early Education Entitlement Funding: 5th January 2021
  • Actions for Early Years and Childcare providers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  • Charging parents and carers if they are unable to take up their child’s place
  • What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  • Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for education, Early Years and children’s social care
  • Self-isolation period reduced from 14 days to 10 days
  • Updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Guidance
  • Check if you can claim for your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • HMRC: COVID-19: Employer support – live webinars
  • Support Together Early Education Resources (STEER)
  • Key points: Actions for early years and childcare providers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak