Government updates

Emergency planning and response for education, childcare, and children’s social care settings

How educational and childcare settings should plan for and deal with emergencies, including significant public health incidents and severe weather.

Change made: updated guidance for children’s social care providers, Critical workers annex and advice to check and register with Ofsted.


Infection Prevention Control Measures

Settings should take a preventative approach to Infection Prevention Control (IPC) and have baseline measures in place that reduce the spread of infection within the setting. The following guidance outlines the process schools should consider: Health protection in schools and other childcare facilities – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Infection Prevention Control Measure (IPC) – outbreak control measures guidance


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Early years foundation stage profile return: how to submit data

How local authorities should submit data from early years providers to complete the early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) return.

Change made: added a link to the Early years foundation stage profile return 2022: guide in the ‘Return documents’ section.


Early years foundation stage profile return 2022: guide

Guide for local authorities and schools submitting early years foundation stage profile (EYFSP) data for 2022.

Change made: First published.