This guidance has not yet been published by the DfE however, they answered a direct question by email to us this week. We have sought clarification as to when this will be published but have not yet received a response. This is the information received and we will follow that guidance unless otherwise informed:
Parents should be encouraged to minimise as far as possible the number of education and childcare settings their child attends. Children should attend just one setting wherever possible unless it is essential that they attend different settings to accommodate parent or carer working patterns or because it is essential for their health and wellbeing. Childminding settings should consider how they work with parents to agree how best to manage any necessary journeys, for example pick-ups and drop-offs at schools to reduce the need for a provider to travel with groups of children.
Liz Curtis Jones
Early Years and Childcare