Last Updated: Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Guidance for early learning and childcare settings, schools and local authorities during COVID-19

What is this?

This suite of guidance is intended to support practitioners across all sectors during COVID-19. 

Who is this for?

All practitioners in early learning and childcare settings, schools and local authorities.

Improving outcomes for children and families remains a key focus for everyone during COVID-19. Targeting efforts towards approaches which will continue to have positive benefits on children’s learning is crucial, particularly when considering how best to support vulnerable and disadvantaged families.

This suite of guidance is intended to support practitioners across all sectors during COVID-19. The guidance will continue to be updated and supplemented as it becomes available.

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PDF file: Reporting to Parents and Involving / Engaging Parent Councils during COVID-19 - Practice Guidance - Updated December 2021 (1.2 MB)

PDF file: Communicating effectively with parents and families - Guide for Early Learning and Childcare Settings and Schools, Updated December 2021 (532 KB)

PDF file: Supporting pupils and parents with learning at home - Guide for Early Learning and Childcare Settings and Schools, Updated December 2021 (586 KB)