Schools and early years settings – information for parents and carers

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Schools and Colleges

Please regularly review the national guidance for schools to check for policy changes.

More information for schools

More information for further education settings

Easy-reference information guide outlining when a child is well enough to attend their education setting.

Early Years (0-4 year olds) and childcare availability

Please regularly review the national guidance for early years and childcare establishments to check for policy changes.

Further information for schools

Information about Hampshire’s childcare services (early years providers, nurseries, pre-schools, childminders and out-of-school providers) in your area can be found on the County Council’s Family Information and Services Hub (FISH).

Parents whose children are eligible for a funded 2-, 3- or 4-year-old place should contact their chosen childcare provider as soon as possible to access the entitlement.

Parents or carers with a specific childcare requirement should complete the County Council’s childcare request form.

Children and young people’s mental health

Support for mental wellbeing in Hampshire

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) and specialist settings

Please regularly review the national guidance for SEND and specialist settings to check for any changes to national policy.

Risk assessments

Information about creating and maintaining risk assessments Information about creating and maintaining risk assessments

Department for Education (DfE) Coronavirus Helpline information

The Department for Education (DfE) can be contacted to discuss outbreaks within your education establishment and will escalate to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) Health Protection Team on a case-by-case basis.

0800 046 8687

8am to 6pm Monday to Friday

10am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday

See Call charges to the DfE

The DfE can also be contacted via email dfe.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk or online: Contact the Department for Education

Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

0800 046 8687

8am to 6pm Monday to Friday

10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday

dfe.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk