Messages from your Early Years and Childcare Team

Message from Val Smith, Senior Manager (Early Years and Childcare Service)

We recognise the additional strain the latest information about the request that the PVI sector access lateral flow testing in community hubs and we are doing all we can by liaising with the DfE and Department for Health and Social Care to gain parity with nurseries/day care provision run by schools. Please be assured we will keep you informed of any progress we make in this area.

Information on rapid asymptomatic coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for staff in primary schools, school-based nurseries and maintained nursery schools.

Early Years Weekly Attendance Survey – Update

Thank you all who are regularly submitting a response to the Early Years Weekly Attendance Survey.
Please be aware of a slight change to the survey this week. For all closed providers we would like to know when you anticipate re-opening so we can identify where there may be insufficiencies in childcare both during this pandemic and beyond as we are aware that some closures are temporary and others may be more long term. A new question “Date Provision is anticipated to re-open” has been added.