Early Years Provider Updates | COVID-19 Edition 88

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 dated 13th January 2021.

This weeks bulletin includes:

  • DfE Early Years Data collection
  • Free Food for Life membership for nurseries and childminders during lockdown
  • Health and Safety compliance – Government contacting settings
  • ‘The Little Blue Book of Sunshine’
  • Foundation Years
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) contingency framework for education and childcare settings
  • National business support Zoom webinar for early years and childcare providers
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for education, Early Years and children’s social care
  • Actions for early years and childcare providers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  • Guidance on providing apprenticeships during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  • Guidance for holiday or after-school clubs and other out of school settings
  • Critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings
  • Funded Early Education: Ethnicity
  • What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges
  • Ofsted: Coronavirus (COVID-19) rolling update
  • Ofsted inspections to be done remotely until half term
  • Reported Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases by registered Early Years and Childcare settings
  • Slough Children's Services Trust Procedures Manual
  • January 2021 Health Campaign material
  • PACEY Updated FAQ’s   
  • Slough Health / COVID Updated
  • Employment & Wellbeing Course for Slough residents
  • COVID vaccine - Information, misinformation and vaccine hesitancy
  • 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