Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
This document is regularly updated in line with the changes; the latest update on 2 July sets out a range of changes to the protective measures in early years settings that will be effective from 20 July:
removing the requirement to keep children in small consistent groups within settings (sections 2.1 and 3.3)
added new content on risk assessment (3.1)
supporting staff with increased risk factors (3.2) and implementing system of controls (3.3)
updated the content on attendance at settings for those shielding, with changes to the advice effective from 1 August
removed content on vulnerable children because settings are open for all children (section 4)
updated content on wraparound care (5.3)
updated Early Years Foundation Stage reforms (7.6) and Reception Baseline Assessment (7.7)
Specific guidance Protective measures for out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was published on 1 July and we will include more detail in our next email. It is for organisations or individuals who provide community activities, tuition, holiday clubs or after-school clubs for children, as well as their staff and volunteers whether the provision is on the compulsory or voluntary childcare register.
Encourage children and young people to tell us what they think
Dorset Council and its partners are inviting anyone up to age 18 to share their ideas through art. Please encourage your children and those you care for to share their thoughts about what would make Dorset the best place to grow up.
Their ideas matter, and will help shape the new Children, Young People and Families Plan, which aims to make Dorset the best place to be a child. Read more here about the plan.