From Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, national lockdown restrictions are in place in England. Early years settings and childminders can remain open and parents can continue to use these settings as normal.

Foundation Years will continue to provide updates via our mailing listFacebook, Twitter and on the Foundation Years website.

Second Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This second FAQ document answers questions from the early years sector on the national lockdown. These answers have been checked with the Department for Education (DfE) and cover:

  • Visits
  • EYFS disapplications
  • Workforce
  • Funding and financial support
  • Safety measures in settings
  • + more

You can view the first set of FAQs here. If you have any further questions, please submit these to

Read the FAQs

COVID-19 resources hub

The Foundation Years COVID-19 resources hub will continue to be updated to include the latest information and guidance on the national lockdown, in addition to hosting a variety of resources to support early years settings during the COVID-19 outbreak.

View the COVID-19 hub