Early Years Update *correction* - 25.11.2020

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In today's update:

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

Cumbria Together – time for families to have their say!

The past year has been unprecedented for all of us and we are keen to hear directly from families with young children about their lives and experiences during 2020.

We will be launching a survey very soon called ‘Cumbria Together - time to have your say’ in order to learn from families of young children (aged 0 – 5 years); this will help us to better plan to meet local family and community needs during 2021.

Please look out for the survey (which will take 5 minutes to complete) on social media so that you can share it with your families.

Management of Suspected and Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 – resource pack for Childminders

Our Public Health team have produced a very comprehensive resource pack for Childminders in recognition of the unique needs of childminding and childcare settings that operate from domestic premises. This includes a flow chart of what to do when there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the setting.

Childminders Resource Pack

Group based PVI settings have already fed back that the flow chart they are using when managing a suspected case of COVID-19 has been very helpful. It is available here.

Latest FAQs from Public Health team

The County Council Public Health team has published answers to commonly asked questions, based on recent interactions with schools and settings.


Guidance and FAQs for early years settings

National Children’s Bureau have complied a list of answers to queries on issues affecting Early Years Providers. The document is available here. As ever please continue to consult the latest guidance:

New national restrictions from 5th November (updated 20th November)

Attendance in education and early years settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak (updated 24th 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)