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Government guidance
The latest government guidance for childcare settings during the COVID-19 outbreak is included in your early years and childcare web pages. Please see the coronavirus information section for childcare providers.
Advice, training and support for childcare professionals
Supporting transitions grant funding - deadline extended
Good news! The deadline for expressing an interest in the supporting transition's grant funding has been extended, so if it's slipped your mind, there is still time to register your interest.

The deadline is now midday on Friday 30 July.
You can find out more about the grant funding here. You can also read the notes from a provider briefing, held on the 12 July or contact the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) team via email if you would like to watch a recording of the briefing.

To express an interest in the funding please click on the link below. 
Express your interest here
National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) survey

The NDNA is looking for crucial information from nurseries and early years settings ahead of the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review. Can you help?

The government says early years funding rates in England don’t need to change, we say they do.

In order to make recommendations to the government for urgent action, we need to gather facts and figures about how nursery places are funded and how the rise in national minimum wages and business rates have impacted businesses.

Please take the time to fill out this short survey via the link below by the 2 August and as a thank you, you will be entered into a prize draw. 
NDNA nursery finances survey
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