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Coronavirus early years and childcare closure guidance

On the 24 March the government published important guidance for early years and childcare providers in relation to closures due to cornonavirus


It covers:

  • prioritising children
  • funding
  • attendance
  • staying open for children of critical workers and vulnerable children
  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
  • food
  • Ofsted
  • childminders


Vicky Ford (MP) also sent a letter to the early years sector about these changes. Read the letter


Please also see guidance about updating your directory record if you've closed (or reopened). 

24 Mar 2020

Tina Ironside
Early Years and Childcare
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