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Covid-19 Childcare update

Information for Parents

Some Early Years providers have now either re-opened or have extended the numbers of children that can attend their setting. The government have issued guidelines for providers to open safely, along with information for parents and carers.

Most Early Years providers are starting back with small numbers of children in accordance with the ‘bubble’ recommendation from the government guidelines. Early Years providers are reviewing both the demand for places and their processes on a regular basis. This may mean the numbers of children they accept initially will be limited.

We have published a list of the latest open childcare providers below

Current list - updated 18/06/2020

If you’re a key worker and want to discuss any urgent childcare requirements please contact Gail Alder on 07920 082 811 or email

We have also published a directory of Early Years team contacts should you require any specific support from the team. This can be downloaded here.

Holiday childcare and out of school provision

The government has produced guidance for parents and carers who are thinking of sending their child to an out of school or holiday playscheme

Information for Childcare Providers

Please click here to complete the weekly DfE survey. We require you to complete this if you are open and offering a service for Keyworker and vulnerable children. Deadline for submission is 10am every Wednesday. Thank you very much for your ongoing cooperation during this pandemic.

View resources from Government and Public Health England on COVID-19

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