Provider Updates

During the coronavirus outbreak, the situation will be changing rapidly, both nationally and locally.*

We will use this page to hold all the latest guidance and advice for settings, including:

We will also publish the information we send out via email.

Click here to read this term's Jigsaw magazine for further early years and childcare provider news, and sector developments.

*Please keep the local authority informed of your current situation each week of your status (open or closed) and your numbers of children using our updated webform. If nothing has changed, you can simply reconfirm your information.

  • Covid update - Covid and Public Health information. - 5 August 2021
  • August 4th Provider update - New PVI Quality Framework, Provider membership discounts, Weekly data return, and Healthy Child Review. - 4 August 2021
  • July 26th Provider update - Test and Trace Guidance / amended Risk Assessment template, and Ofsted update. - 26 July 2021 
  • July 15th Provider update - Following on from the July 9th Provider update email: Changes to contact tracing, Systems of control, and Changes to self-isolation from 16th August 2021. - 15 July 2021 
  • Provider update 13 July 2021: Covid / Training and Support Programme - Update on Covid-19 local case rates, and an important message about the new Training and Support programme. - 15 July 2021 
  • 9 July 2021 - Provider Update - Important letter to the sector from the Government Health and Education Under-Secretaries, Moving out of lockdown (Step 4) – Government announcements, and Early Years Inspection Handbook update. - 9 July 2021 
  • July 1, Provider update - New EYC training programme coming soon announcement, EYFS Reforms forum, Cleaning webinar, PHE: Covid-19 resources, and DFE Early Years Provider Survey reminder. - 1 July 2021 
  • June 23, Provider update - Outbreak management plan template, Local School Nature Grants, EYFS Reforms surgeries, I.C.O.N. cope campaign, Immunisation Services update, EHM – Liquidlogic guide, and DFE Early Years Provider Survey reminder. - 23 June 2021 
  • June 3, Provider update - Cleaning webinar, Changes to childminder testing process, Countywide COVID-19 support hubs, and EYC feedback survey. - 3 June 2021 
  • May 27, Provider update - Asymptomatic testing for staff, and leaflet for parents, Contact Tracing arrangements during the half-term holidays, and Survey reminders. - 24 May 2021 
  • May 24, Provider update - COVID Situation/Incidence Rates, Direct food vouchers available for half-term holiday, and survey reminders. - 24 May 2021
  • May 20, Provider Update - Easing of lockdown restrictions – Letter to parents and carers, Test and Trace guidance, and Risk Assessment updates, and new EYFS reforms assessment toolkit. - 20 May 2021
  • May 10, Provider update - Government updates to actions for eyc providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19), and protective measures for OoS settings. - 11 May 2021
  • March 29 - Provider update - Change in how to order test kits for PVI Nurseries, LGA Early Years Update, and the EY Activity Survey reminder. - 29 March 2021
  • Covid recovery - reporting of early years child numbers - Department for Education (DfE) data return reminder. - 26 April 2021
  • Briefing for professionals re online referral form for safeguarding children - Safeguarding Partnership Board online referral form update. - 21 April 2021
  • April 15 Provider update - Attendance – An important message to all early years providers, Pregnancy advice regarding staff in the Third Trimester, “Winter” Grant – Summer Half Term, and Food Hygiene Inspections. - 15 April 2021
  • Covid-19 update for CambsEYC providers - The Test and Trace Guidance for Early Years settings has been updated to reflect the changes to lateral flow device (LFD) testing. - 1 April 2021
  • 31 March provider update - Help keep Early Years safe posters and leaflets (see assets at bottom of page), Help with finding new staff, Early Years Qualification Changes, and training opportunities. - 31 March 2021
  • Covid 19 - Early Years and Childcare Provider Update - Shielding for CEV people, Asymptomatic testing for staff, and parents leaflet, Contact Tracing arrangements, Covid-19 Support Hubs for families. - 25 March 2021
  • March 17 Provider update - Actions for Early Years and Childcare Providers guidance, and LFT guidance for households and bubbles of pupils, students and staff of colleges, schools, and nurseries. - 17 March 2021
  • Lateral Flow Testing for Childminders - Public Health notification for  childminders. - 16 March 2021
  • Delivery of Covid-19 Home Testing Kits to PVI early years settings - Information issued by the DFE, and useful summary of key information about the tests. - 12 March 2021
  • March Reopening of Schools - Letters for parents/carers, and staff. - 9 March 2021
  • March 4 Provider update - Self-isolation payment, Rapid Lateral Flow Testing for households, childcare or support bubbles, Advice on Pregnancy, Winter Grant Scheme and Easter Holiday Vouchers, Learn Together survey, Liquid Logic - EHM. - 4 March 2021
  • Early Years and Childcare - provider update - Revised Test & Trace Guidance, New shielding requirements, Transition across the Early Years, Weekly attendance survey reminder. - 26 February 2021
  • Revised Test & Trace Guidance, and Secretary of State message - New Test and Trace Guidance for EYC Providers, and message to education leaders from the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson. - 23 February 2021
  • February 22 Provider update - Clinically Extremely Vulnerable wider definition, Wraparound provision and extra-curricular activity, Letter for parents of children who are currently in school. - 22 February 2021
  • Contact tracing during February half term - Half term arrangements for contact tracing and Protective Measures for those working across different bubbles. - 11 February 2021
  • February 10 Provider update - Stand Firm Campaign, Half Term childcare survey, Future Emergency Closures, COVID-19 and First Aid in Settings. - 10 February 2021 
  • Workplace Lateral Flow Testing - LFT invitation, and Early Years process. - 29 January 2021 
  • EY Provider letter 26 January - Important information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing, the vaccination programme, and funding. - 27 January 2021
  • Provider update 26/01 - Parents Self Isolation guide - Amendment. Risk Assessment return request. Stay Home guidance poster. EY Activity Survey reminder. - 26 January 2021
  • Local Authority support to Wraparound / Holiday Care, and Information request - Support offer – NEW Rapid Response sustainability grant. - 20 January 2021
  • Vaccinations - Front Line Education Staff - Important - COVID-19 vaccination registration process. - 18 January 2021
  • Early Years SEND guidance - SEND Lockdown guidance documents. - 18 January 2021
  • EYC provider update - 14 January - Ofsted update. Business Support for Providers from Hempsall’s consultants. Mental Health Support providers poster. - 14 January 2021
  • Update Coronavirus 11 January - Confirmed cases (validated 3 January). Section 44 update. Essential Support for Parents. Paediatric First Aid (PFA) Courses. - 11 January 2021
  • Covid-19: information and guidance for childcare and early years providers - New DfE guidance for early years and childcare providers. Jonathan Lewis Provider Briefing (6 January 2021). Local Guidance on Face Coverings. - 8 January 2021
  • Covid-19: information and guidance for childcare and early years providers - Information regarding operating and support from the local authority during Covid-19. - 6 January 2021
  • Covid-19: Information and guidance for early years and childcare providers - Test and Trace Guidance for EYC providers – Jan 21. Information for parents on the reopening of schools for Spring Term. - 4 January 2021

Lateral Flow Testing (LFT)

Sustainability Grant

Support for Holiday Clubs

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Recovery Planning

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Help keep Early Years safe posters and leaflets

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