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Updated Early Years and Childcare Closures Guidance

The Department for Education have updated their guidance for Ofsted-registered childcare providers for children of all ages, including childminders, nurseries and wraparound childcare and clubs (before- and after- school and holiday care).

The updates include:

  • Information on the Self-employment Income Support Scheme.
  • Clarification on whether settings are still covered by their public liability insurance.
  • A new section clarifying the expectation on early years settings remaining open over Easter for vulnerable children and children of critical workers.
  • A new section on hub provision.
  • Clarification on whether someone with a paediatric first aid certificate still needs to be on site.
  • Clarification of DBS requirements.