COVID-19: EARLY YEARS UPDATE - 20 April

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Update for early years settings - 20 April


Information for Early Years Providers – Funding

The Department for Education have published new guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for early years which we would urge you to read due to the implications for the Early Years sector.

The new guidance, Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for education, early years and children’s social care – published 17 April 2020, appears to be a change of direction from the Government and a briefing is being prepared.


New home learning activity launches today

From today, in order to support families with early years children, Cumbria Early Years Team will post a simple daily activity for the children and families to try together at home - ‘what can I do today?’ A new activity will be posted each morning on the Children and Families Information Service Facebook page.

If you are able to, please share these with families through your setting Facebook page, social media and/or website – we hope to reach as many families in Cumbria as possible.

It would also be helpful if you could add links to the three useful websites below to help families find more activities to try with their children. The activities are all no cost and can be done with everyday objects that you find around the home:

We hope that families will enjoy these activities and spending time together.

For further information on home learning please visit our webpage.


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