Important updates to Government guidance

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak – this has been updated to reflect changes in legislation to the 30 hours free entitlement and information on the validity of Paediatric First-Aid certificates.

Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework (EYFS) – this has been updated to reflect the extension of the validity of current PFA certificates.

Check early years qualifications – find out if a person’s qualifications allow them to work in an early years setting, and if you can include them in staff: child ratios. Please note the following updates: level 3 qualifications early years educator criteria, level 2 early years practitioner apprenticeship standards and level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications.