Early Years Service
Early Years Service
Buckinghamshire advice for education settings
For Parents and Carers
In the event of a setting’s exceptional closure, if you have any parent with a child who is entitled to continue attending a setting (e.g. critical workers, children with an EHCP or with a social worker) that does not have a place, please contact the following for support:
SEND consultations are now available daily
See SEND Advice and Consultations | Early Years for more information and the rota.
Ordinarily Available Provision in Early Years
You may find this recently produced document useful Early Years Ordinarily Available Provision
Public Health England
PHE has produced easy read guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) and there is also other information available about coronavirus (COVID-19) from Mencap and further support about how to manage difficult feelings that you may have.
Information from the Integrated SEND Team
For key information about supporting children with SEND please visit the specific pages on the Local Offer page Covid-19 SEND Advice for children and Young People.
The Secretary of State for Education announced the suspension of routine Ofsted inspections on 17 March 2020.
The responsibilities that providers have on safeguarding have not changed, and Ofsted inspections triggered by safeguarding concerns will continue.
See Ofsted’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19) for more information.
Guidance documents from Ofsted can be found here.
Every setting will have a named contact. The purpose is to maintain the strong relationships our service has developed within the sector. The Key Contact is the named person for your setting, school, nursery, out of school club or childminder and as such, will be the first point of contact for you. They will be able to offer advice and ensure the correct level of support is offered to you from the Early Years service.
If you wish to contact a member of the Early Years Team please telephone 01296 387111 or email email@example.com