COVID-19 Childcare advice, information and support
In response to the coronavirus outbreak registered childcare providers have been asked where possible to continue to provide care for a limited number of children. This includes children who are vulnerable, or whose parents are classed as keyworkers and critical to the COVID-19 response and therefore their children cannot be safely cared for at home. If you can keep your child safe at home, then please do so.
Vulnerable children include those who:
- are supported by social care
- have safeguarding and welfare needs, including child in need plans or on child protection plans
- are looked after
- are young carers
- are disabled
- have an education, health and care (EHC) plan
The government has published guidance on closures of schools, childcare and other educational settings for parents and carers.
Childcare providers have been asked to keep their information on this website up to date. However, we cannot guarantee this so please contact providers for their most up to date information.