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Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak - updated

Following the Prime Minister’s daily speech on 23rd June, the DFE have updated their guidance which is outlined below:   

  • amended wording throughout guidance to reflect that early years providers have been able to open for all children
  • updated content on funding, including the maximum earnings threshold for critical workers to be able to remain eligible for 30 hours free childcare (section 3.4), flexibility for parents who have missed the deadline for 30 hours codes (section 3.6) and on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (section 3.8)
  • updated wording on vulnerable children and the need for settings, local authorities and social workers to work together (section 5.1)
  • further detail added on managing school pick-ups and drop-offs for childminders (section 5.5)
  • updated content on considerations for settings, including wraparound care, taking groups of children on outings to outdoor public places and the Reception Baseline Assessment (section 6) 

24 Jun 2020

Liz Curtis-Jones
Early Years and Childcare
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