Early Years Update - 18.11.20

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Early Years Attendance Survey – Please action today

Thank you for your continued assistance with this piece of work.

We are collecting Early Years Attendance once per week on a Wednesday.

It is important that all providers complete this data return weekly as we are required to submit the information to the Department for Education.

Attendance Survey

Management of Suspected and Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 - updated flow charts for PVI settings and Childminders

The Learning Improvement Service and Public Health teams are working very closely together to support you at this very challenging time. Please find below the latest flowchart for managing a suspected case of COVID-19. This has been adapted in response to your feedback and queries, in order to better suit the needs of settings.

 We recommend having the latest copy to hand, to help you and your team with your response to an incident –

PVI Settings - Flowchart for PVI settings - What do do if there is a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19

Family Learning courses

Our Community Learning and Skills team are responding to the COVID climate by offering shorter Family Learning courses that can be accessed online.  Please find attached flyers with contact details for each district. The ‘QUICK-SKILL for Early Years’ course focuses on supporting early communication and language. Please promote these courses with your families -

Family Learning_Quick-Skill-Flyer_Aut-2020.pdf

More information is available on the Community Learning and Skills Facebook page - https://m.facebook.com/CumbriaLearning/

Healthy Families Cumbria Pledge

Cumbria Healthy Families Pledge logo

As we are mindful of the additional pressures on early years settings at present, we have decided to postpone the Healthy Families Cumbria Pledge network meetings until early next year. Please continue to check the Facebook page and website for updates and information as you continue to help your children and families to stay healthy and happy - https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/publichealth/healthyfamiliescumbriapledge.asp

Updated guidance - key documents

New national restrictions from 5th November (updated 14th November)

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak (updated 17th November)

What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term (updated 12th November)

Early years foundation stage (EYFS) disapplications – (updated 10th November)