The government are changing the controls that apply in early years, schools, colleges and higher education institutions. This is to maintain a baseline of protective measures while maximising attendance and minimising disruption to children and young people's education.
This covers both the summer period and the following term, when children will return to school.
Stanley day care centres are open as normal. Parents with any queries are asked to contact the day care manager by phone.
Children's centres activities are taking place, contact the centre to book.
Outreach services are continuing and individual families will be contacted by their identified outreach officer. For all other queries, parents are advised to contact their nearest children centre by phone.
Private day nurseries, pre-schools and childminders
Changing staff to child ratios can only be made in exceptional circumstances. COVID-19 is considered to be an exceptional temporary circumstance, which means changes to the ratios can be made as long as the quality of care and safety and security of children can be maintained.