Please note that the last day of funding for those children on a stretched offer and starting school in September is the 10th August. Download the Funding Timetable

Early Years

EY Health

As winter approaches, it is important that early years, childcare settings and schools are reminded and updated on important health considerations for the children in their care, parents and staff for the prevention of winter infections. Public Health England has issued information for professionals in the early years and childcare settings.

NHS Schools and Nurseries Guidance

Immunising Pre School Children Against Flu

Notifications of Incidents

As part of the EYFS childcare providers must notify Ofsted and of any serious accident, illness or injury to, or death of any child while in their care and of the action taken. Notifications to Ofsted need to be made as soon as reasonably possible but must be reported within a 14-day window of the incident occurring. Full details regarding health can be found in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) from section 3.44

The statutory framework for the early years foundation stage

Notify Ofsted of an incident

How to report Notifications of infectious diseases

Preventing Unintentional Injuries 

Public health England has published a useful guide for childcare providers working with children under 5 years old

Preventing unintentional injuries

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