Early Years Provider Updates | COVID-19 Edition 98

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.


  • Deliveries of lateral flow device tests
  • Further information on the asymptomatic testing programme
  • Asymptomatic testing for Childminders
  • Asymptomatic testing in primary schools and nurseries – frequently asked questions
  • Vaccinations of eligible staff in education settings
  • Shielding guidance paused for the clinically extremely vulnerable
  • Test and trace support payments for parents
  • Targeted ransomware attacks on the education sector
  • PCR and LFT testing during Ramadan
  • New survey on early years professional development needs
  • NCFE CACHE Early Years Educator (EYE)


  • EYFS staff:child Ratios – DfE approved qualifications
  • Check early years qualifications
  • Survey of childcare and early years providers and Coronavirus (COVID-19) : wave 3
  • Use of free early education entitlements during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Rolling Update
  • Reported Coronavirus (COVID-19) notifications by registered early years and childcare providers

Updates for Parents

  • Ofsted: Updated guidance for parents and carers  
  • Test and trace support payments