We have just received important information for the Early Years Alliance about the future plans for providing childcare in pre schools :
The Department for Education has updated its guidance Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, setting out a significant change to the protective measures in early years settings, effective from 20 July.
The guidance states: “From 20 July, early years settings will no longer be required to keep children in small, consistent groups within settings.
Settings should still consider how they can minimise mixing within settings, for example where they use different rooms for different age groups, keeping those groups apart as much as possible.
All other protective measures must remain in place.”
The government says this is possible is due to the “significant progress made in tackling the coronavirus (COVID-19)”, which saw the UK alert level drop from 4 to 3. In addition, early years settings are on average much smaller than schools, “allowing a less restrictive approach to mixing within settings than in schools.”
This is really going to help returning to full capacity from September and we look forward to welcoming old and new families to Wizz Kids.
We will keep you updated with any further developments