Early Years Provider Updates | COVID-19 Edition 99

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 31 March 2021.

This weeks bulletin includes:

Slough Early Years Service

  • Provider agreement for the provision of Funded Early Education for 2, 3 and 4 year olds
  • Quality care and Learning – Requests for I Talk data
  • The Covid winter grant scheme Easter 2021


  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap


  • Primary school pupils and asymptomatic testing
  • Updated guidance for after-school clubs and out-of-school settings
  • Testing and contact tracing in schools and colleges over the Easter holidays
  • Free school meals over the Easter holidays
  • Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline
  • Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak
  • Asymptomatic testing:  primary and maintained nursery staff
  • Asymptomatic testing:  early years staff in different settings
  • Early years and childcare:  Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Actions for schools during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak
  • Protective measures for holiday and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak


  • Inspection arrangements for the summer term
  • Ofsted coronavirus (COVID-19): Rolling Update

Updates for Parents

  • Testing at home – what you need to know
  • Ofsted:  Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
  • A letter to young people from the Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education