DfE and Ofsted Updates

Protective measures for holiday or after-school clubs and other out-of-school settings for children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Updated content on considering group sizes (including the position for early years settings which provide care for both those under and over the age of 5). Added information on the opening of indoor sports facilities, and when providers will be able to use these venues. We also made clear that providers should only be operating in premises legally able to open. Added links to further relevant guidance providers may need to have regard to.

Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Updated content to make clear that children will be able to attend all types of dance classes. Also, that clubs and activities for children will only be able to operate in those premises legally able to open.

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Update to the transport section in the guidance for this summer term – ‘What parents and carers need to know about nurseries, childminders, schools and colleges until August 2020’. These changes ensure consistency with guidance from the Department for Transport.

Find out Ofsted’s autumn 2020 plans for visiting schools, further education and skills, early years and children’s social care providers.