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How do families arriving from Ukraine apply for a school place and childcare? / Як родинам, що приїжджають з України, подавати заяви на отримання місць у школі та допомоги з оплати послуг з догляду за дитиною?

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This article is translated into Ukrainian below. Цю статтю перекладено українською мовою нижче. All children and young people arriving in England from Ukraine via the family route or the sponsorship route have the right to access education and childcare (for …

Living with Covid: the end of routine testing in schools, colleges and childcare settings

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From 1 April, routine testing will no longer be expected in all education and children’s social care settings. This is part of the government’s plan to remove remaining restrictions on society while protecting the most vulnerable from COVID-19.

Childminders can continue to operate from home if someone in their house has tested positive for Covid

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From 17 March childminders can continue to operate at home if someone in a childminder’s household has tested positive or has COVID-19 symptoms. Here we answer some of the questions you might have about the changes in the guidance. I …

School closures, remote learning, critical workers, nurseries and more: your lockdown education questions answered

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This week the Prime Minister announced a national lockdown to help combat the spread of Covid-19. This is a guide to what it means for schools, colleges, early years settings and more.

Lockdown research emphasises importance of early years settings for disadvantaged children

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A study by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), has shown that babies and toddlers from lower socio-economic backgrounds have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic due to having less access to books and outdoor space during lockdown.