Faced with calls from business groups across a range of sectors affected by staff shortages due to employees being required to self-isolate, the Government has updated guidance which was first issued in May 2020.
Nursery closures in England increased by more than a third during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic compared to the same period the previous year, according to a new report by the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA).
Early years staff would like their settings to be more open about staff mental health, and to ensure staff wellbeing policies are in place and upheld, according to new research by the Anna Freud Centre.
Maintained nursery schools will struggle to meet increasing demand from children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) due to funding pressures, according to a new survey by Early Education.
In recent days we have seen announcements about the removal of Covid restrictions from England (see Emphasis on “personal responsibility” as restrictions ease) and Scotland (see First Minister calls for caution as Scotland set to move to Level 0).
After the announcement that most Covid restrictions in England would be lifted on 19 July (see Emphasis on “personal responsibility” as restrictions ease , Scotland is set to follow suit — although it will retain a number of public health measures.