Updated: Aug 13
Today's government announcement that from the 20th July, setting no longer have to 'keep children in small consistent groups within settings' will no doubt come as a great relief for many settings. We know how difficult it has been to manage 'bubbles' of children and staff, whilst balancing the cash flow and trying to maintain the viability of your early years business. Over the last few weeks, settings have been trying to ensure they limit the interactions between children and between staff in a bid to reduce the spread of infection, and we have seen some creative solutions to these challenges. So it is clear to see why early years leaders are doing a happy dance and counting down the days till 20th July.