Information and guidance

Government guidance

Local guidance

The Educational Psychology Service is offering an individual training opportunity for all staff working in early years settings, and schools to support children and young people as they return following the COVID-19 restrictions.

The session is approximately 90 minutes long and is accessed through YouTube  It includes several short activities and opportunities for reflection within in it.

More information

Tips to promote your early years setting

Where to find information

Updates on COVID-19

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus outbreak – on GOV.UK

Education Psychology Service Helpline – Phone support for parents and carers.

Department for Education helpline: 0800 046 8687 – Opening hours: 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday


Latest Department for Education information


Business and financial support

Latest information and advice for businesses

Guidance, advice, support packages and information are being released and updated on a daily basis for businesses and the self-employed. For current details please visit the COVID-19 web pages on Heart of the South West Growth Hub.

Responsibilities to staff when closed
Please adhere to employment regulations and liaise with childcare’s insurance (legal team)

Useful Guidance on Coronavirus – advice for employers and employees – ACAS

Advice for staff, parents and children

Please adhere to government guidelines and follow the NHS advice

Wellbeing – Every Mind Matters

Winter Readiness Toolkit
The Winter Readiness Toolkit is designed to help settings with planning and preparation for winter infections. It includes a link to the “Spotty Book 2021” produced by Public Health England SW Health Protection Team. This serves as a practical guide to recognising and managing common infectious diseases and outbreaks.

Educational resources

Last reviewed: May 30, 2023 by Jenny

Next review due: November 30, 2023

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