Check out the latest information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).
To minimise disruption to services at this challenging time, the best way to contact the Childcare and Families Information Team is by email. This email address is being actively managed and responses sent as soon as possible: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Council has a new webpage dedicated to the Coronavirus or COVID-19.
The Coronavirus Helpline is for staff, parents and young people available between 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday: Phone: 0800 046 8687 or Email: DfE.email@example.com
Childcare settings are now only open to the most vulnerable children and those whose parents' work is critical to the Coronavirus response. If this is you, search this special childcare directory.
Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about vulnerable children and young people.
With childcare and education providers closures, we have created a list of Helpful website resources for the under 5s, primary and secondary.
You will have seen the announcements over the past few days about school closures for everyone except children of critical workers and vulnerable children, in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The government has now published questions and answers.
Here is the guidance for parents about the closure of childcare settings including childminders.
We have a new webpage dedicated to the Coronavirus or COVID-19
Following the government's announcement of a 'partial closure' of early years providers on Friday, the Department for Education has now published the guidance on 'key workers'. Only one parent is required to be a key worker to be able to access childcare.