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Nurseries, schools and home learning

All children have now returned to school and many young children have returned to nurseries and childcare. Schools and nurseries are carefully following local and national public health advice to ensure each setting is safe and will be interested in supporting children’s welfare as well as children and young people’s learning.

Find out more in our health information leaflet (translations below).

If you have concerns for your child a good start would be to contact their school or nursery. If you have concerns about the risk of coronavirus to your child’s health, or anyone in your child’s family you can contact your school health team (if your child is in school) or health visitor (if your child is aged 0-4).

There may be times when children are unable to go to school because they are self-isolating to prevent the spread of coronavirus. In this case, your school or nursery will be in touch to ensure your child and family’s wellbeing and to provide learning materials for your child.

For children under five the ‘Bright Start, Bright Ideas’ email newsletters and quick tips can support families. (enter email address, submit and then select ‘Bright Start Parents’).

There is a similar newsletter for parents of children 5-19 – Bright Ideas, (enter email address, submit and then select ‘Bright Ideas’).

Contact the Family Information Service (FIS) for advice about finding childcare, 020 7527 5959 or email Phone line open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.

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