UPDATE 06/07/2020


Early Years Daily Bulletin Monday 6th July

Transitioning back to Early Years setting - online training - July 16th or 17th

Following feedback from recent SEND online meetings we have worked with colleagues from the Inclusive Education Service (IES) to bring you ‘Transitioning back to Early Years setting’ online training. This session will help to equip staff in nurseries and childminders to reduce the difficult issues lockdown has engendered and will support autistic and SEND pupils return to the setting or on to another setting or school.  The  course provides some simple practical strategies for staff regarding how to support autistic and SEND children and discusses the potential triggers for stressed and challenging behaviour the pandemic has created.

Dates: Thursday 16th July  4.00pm - 4.45pm      OR      Friday 17th July 10.00am - 10.45am

Cost: Free       

Please Note: These sessions must be booked using the link below.




Please see below for information about routine inspection visits taken from Section 8.3

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

For Ofsted registered early years provision, it is intended that routine inspections will restart from January 2021 - by which time the EYFS is expected to be reinstated fully - with the exact timing of routine inspections being kept under review.

Ofsted will continue with its registration and regulatory work for early years and childcare providers. In the autumn term, inspectors will commence some regulatory activity to providers who have been judged ‘inadequate’ or ‘requires improvement’ and have associated actions to fulfil. Inspectors will look at what progress leaders and managers have made to meet actions set at the last inspection and how they are improving their practice. These visits will not result in a judgement. However, Ofsted will publish a short summary to confirm what it found during the visit.


DfE Update

As always, the full update is included below. There are no specific early years updates contained today.


Local Authority data collection on early years and childcare provision for the Department for Education

Requirement for Open Early Years & Childcare Providers, in the Private, Voluntary and Independent Sector

The DfE have reduced the data submissions to once a week from the week commencing 22nd June 2020.  Data collections will now be on Thursdays only.

The data form has been amended slightly to include a couple of extra questions to reflect the information the Local Authority has to provide to the DfE. 

The latest version of the form can be downloaded below.

EY Covid-19 Tracking Childcare Sufficiency 

Please remember to only submit data on the day it is required and by 12 noon.  All returns must be sent to eycovid19@nottinghamcity.gov.uk


DfE Daily Update Friday 3rd July