Coronavirus briefing: safeguarding guidance and information for early years providers

Publication date 2021
Early years child reading along with adult

This briefing pulls together key guidance for providers of early years services from all four UK nations on how to keep children safe during the pandemic.

It answers frequently asked questions including:

  • should nurseries, preschools and registered childminders still be providing childcare?
  • can nannies, au pairs and babysitters still provide childcare?
  • what if a child’s usual registered or regulated childcare provider is closed?
  • have there been changes to early years childcare standards during the coronavirus pandemic?
  • how can childcare settings support and protect children who are not attending?

This briefing was updated on Friday 8th January 2021. We’ll be updating this briefing regularly. Sign up to CASPAR to keep up-to-date.

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