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Latest update for early years settings - 17 June

dan barton

Dear Colleagues,

Once again we have been bowled over by the way in which the early years sector is responding to the challenge to reopen your provision more widely.

This is genuinely phenomenal work and I do not underestimate for one moment the challenge it has been (and continues to be) and the effort it has required from yourselves and your teams - so a massive thank you and well done.

We continue to work to understand the guidance coming from Government and to find a way forward with you that works for Cumbrian educational providers. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to the children and families of the county.

Take care,

Dan Barton, Assistant Director - Education and Skills
Cumbria County Council

Early Years checklist and risk assessment for PVI providers

In the light of further guidance released both nationally and locally, the risk assessment for early years providers is kept under constant review. Please find the latest version here.

Director of Public Health - summary COVID-19 position for Cumbria

Understandably schools and settings want the most up to date information about COVID-19 to inform their risk assessments and planning.

Cumbria's Director of Public Health has summarised the position for Cumbria at the current time.


Early Help COVID-19 RAG Rating

Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership is asking coordinators of Early Help Assessments to RAG rate their Early Help Assessments and /or refresh the information already returned. The information needs to be returned to the Early Help mailbox by Wednesday July 1st 2020:


We have also provided guidance and a template for the schools.

The Early Help Assessment COVID 19 RAG Guidance and template can also be found on the CSCP website – Professionals –Early Help- Guidance.

Early Years re-opening survey reminder

If you have not already done so, please complete the Early Years Survey to let us know when you are reopening. Thank you to everyone who has already completed the survey about re-opening your provision.

We recognise this is an ever changing situation and that your plans might change, so please try to keep us informed. Thank you for all that you are doing to support children and families

Reminder to complete our Daily Attendance data collection form

If you are a PVI early years provider, please complete our attendance survey using the following link before 11am each day: