Parenta COVID-19 information 

Keep up-to-date with all the latest news from the Government’s general guidance, advice from the Department for Education and also from Ofsted. Here are all the handy links you need, all in one place!

Official Government updates 

  • Preparing for the wider opening of early years and childcare settings from 1st June. Read more.

  • Use of free early education entitlements funding during coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more.

  • The government has confirmed that apprentices can continue with their funded training, when their employer uses the job retention scheme, as long as they are paid the apprenticeship minimum wage “for all the time they spend training”. Read more.

  • Department for Education states EYFS still applies in full, despite the COVID-19 situation – Early years foundation stage profile will not take place this year, but teachers should still follow framework. Read more.

  • Updated guidance from HMRC states childcare staff can be placed on furlough more than once – HMRC has clarified that childcare staff can be placed on furlough more than once, giving nurseries the flexibility to ‘unfurlough’ and ‘refurlough’ staff when practitioners are off sick or in self-isolation. Read more.
  • The emergency loans scheme for businesses struggling to survive amid the coronavirus pandemic has been revamped following strong criticism and developments will be watched closely by the early years sector. Read more.

News and useful information

Links and contact information

Our useful guides to read and share with your colleagues!

Tips for discussing Coronavirus with the children in your setting

11 Tips to avoid spreading germs in your setting

How to avoid spreading disease in your setting

Build your study haven

Mental wellbeing and vulnerability support

How to involve parents with children’s learning

FREE colouring-in download – A-Z of coronavirus for children


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