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.
Please find below latest guidance from the DfE for early years and childcare providers and for parents/carers of children attending early years settings.
The Department of Health and Social Care have confirmed that testing is now available for children aged under 5 to help support the phased opening of schools and childcare settings in England. Read the full press release on the new Trace and Test service and guidance below.
Safely Back to Early Years Posters
The Safely Back to Early years poster is now available in different languages. Please promote the poster in a variety of ways, for example via your twitter feed, your website, Instagram account, text messaging to families etc...
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.
If you have a positive Covid-19 case in your provision you must follow these steps: Contact the Department for Education (DFE) Helpline on 0800...Read More
The DfE has today published updated guidance for local authorities and all early years providers in England during the coronavirus (Covid-19)...Read More
Our local public health team has updated their flowchart and other resources to reflect the change in protocol should you have a confirmed or...Read More