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The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on families across the world and it has had an even greater effect on those looking after children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Rebecca Fisk outlines some of the ways in which the Corona virus has affected children with SEND and how you can offer support.
Professional development is an essential part of an excellent early years provision. It motivates staff, contributes to staff retention, and impacts on children’s learning and development. Rebecca Fisk outlines ways that providers can access continuing professional development (CPD).
The Job Support Scheme was intended to help businesses retain staff over the coming months and to serve as a replacement to the Job Retention (furlough) Scheme. Ben McCarthy, lead researcher and employment law writer at Croner-i, explores the key differences between these two schemes. This article has been updated to incorporate the several changes to the scheme from that which was originally announced.
With child poverty now affecting more than four million children in the UK and rising concerns that the Covid-19 crisis has widened the disadvantage gap, early years providers should consider how they can play their part in supporting families who may be in difficulty following lockdown.
As autumn sets in, employers and workers in the UK will, as usual, be anticipating seasonal colds and flu. However, this year’s winter flu season will pose some unique challenges — not least due to the extensive overlap in the symptoms of seasonal colds and the coronavirus. Vicky Powell looks at how best to manage seasonal flu and colds at work during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This guide provides practical guidance for managing the flexible furlough arrangement under the Job Retention Scheme. This information is being continually checked and updated where necessary where Government guidance changes.