Advice for settings
The advice and support you need during this current crisis will vary depending on the type of setting you are be it a provider on non- domestic premises, a school or a childminder. Throughout the current lockdown period (November 2020) ALL children should attend settings as usual. However in these challenging times there may be periods of time when staff may need to self isolate and this could provide challenges for you. Please remember that the government is asking everyone to provide childcare for children of critical workers, those with an EHCP or those that have a named social worker and to prioritise their attendance.
In order to ensure that you have the information you need we have endeavored to put it all together in one place to make it easier for you to find. However if you have a question which is not answered in any of these documents please email your named Key Contact or email; email@example.com We will do our best to provide an answer or direct you to the most appropriate source of support.
New process for reporting positive confirmed cases of COVID19 in your setting:
The DfE recognise that there have been some difficulties reaching the local public health protection teams for advice on action to take on a positive case in a setting. As a result, from today 17th September, there will be a new dedicated service available to advise nurseries or schools who have been informed of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in their setting ie a child or staff member testing positive. The government guidance will be updated shortly to reflect this new information.
From today, the new service can be reached by calling the DfE’s existing helpline on 0800 046 8687 and selecting the option for reporting a positive case. You will then be directed to the dedicated NHS advice team for nurseries, schools and colleges with confirmed cases.
Public Health England
Recovery Planning For Early Years Providers:
Support with current and future plans, whether you are closed, open or re-opening. Designed to sit alongside any new and additional Government guidance.
Transitions For Early Years Providers:
Considerations and ideas for supporting the many different types of transitions taking place within Early Years providers