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Introduction

Guidance from the DfE is likely to be updated regularly. National and local updates will be added to these pages so please check back here regularly.

We will continue to support you to ensure that children and their families receive safe, high-quality provision in all early years settings.

If you have any questions about the content of this page or anything else related to COVID-19, please email us.

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Positive Covid-19 cases

Please note, key changes to self-isolation guidance as of 14 December 2020:

  • Household members and other close contacts now need to self-isolate for 10 days (previously 14 days)
  • The first day of self-isolation is day 0, and the period of self-isolation lasts for the next 10 full days

If you have a confirmed positive case of Covid-19 in staff or children who are on site (not if they are working from home or accessing remote learning), you must inform:​

There are certain specific conditions or cases where settings should be escalating to the London Coronavirus Response Cell (LCRC) on 0300 303 0450.

You must contact LCRC if:

  • There have been any hospitalisations 
  • For larger nursery settings:
    • if 10% or more of a bubble is affected within 14 days
    • if 10% of staff are affected within 14 days
    • if three or more bubbles are affected 

Early years providers are being asked to conduct their own on-site risk assessment when they receive notice of a positive Covid-19 case which affects their provision. Settings can get further advice from:

Latest information, templates and process flowcharts are available here.


DFE guidance

Please find below latest guidance from the DfE for early years and childcare providers and for parents/carers of children attending early years settings.


Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) in early years settings

In an emergency, if you are unable to source your own PPE, you can contact Kayleigh Olushola for support.


Early Years data return

We are asking early years settings, including childminders, to continue to return children's attendance data to us so that we can monitor the demand and ensure we meet the needs across Islington.

Nurseries (including primary schools with EYFS provision)

The online survey is currently unavailable. We will advise providers when it is live again.

Childminders

The online survey is currently unavailable. We will advise childminders when it is live again.

Out of School Childcare 

The online survey is currently unavailable. We will advise providers when it is live again.


Latest guidance


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