Translation of guidance for parents and carers on early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term
Updated: 30.03.20 – We will be updating this page until 31 March 2020, with useful links that are sent to us to help and support you during this time.
30.03.20 – So many children are feeling worried and anxious right now, this could help alleviate some of their fears. Free book explaining COVID-19 and social distancing in a child friendly manner – https://www.flipsnack.com/CSKidsBooks/what-s-going-on.html .
30.03.20 – Some help with Home Learning from the White Rose Maths Team – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ .
27.03.20 – Did you know that it is International Social and Emotional Learning day – 27.03.20 Wellbeing Newsletter
Sumdog – (27.03.20) – Motivate your child to work on maths, spelling and reading – If you haven’t already go a log on why don’t you sign up for free with Sumdog – https://pages.sumdog.com/sign-up/.
Added 26.03.20 – SEND Update: Parent Portal for Speech and Language Resources, Advice and Tips for parents working at home with their children who have Speech and Language and Communication Needs:
See document below with more links, activities and ideas for children with SEN
Audio Books – suitable for EAL – Link to audio books – also in 6 different languages
Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK:
Guidance provided to parents about staying at home from Department for Education here:
Yesterday (23.03.20), the Prime Minister addressed the nation on coronavirus (COVID-19) and asked people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes. There is no change in guidance for education settings, which remain closed except for the children of critical workers and vulnerable children. We continue to ask that parents keep their children at home, wherever possible.
The full stay at home guidance is available at:
The most important thing individuals can do to protect themselves is to wash their hands more often, for at least 20 seconds, with soap and water. Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.
The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found here:
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday), 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Please note, they are currently experiencing high volumes of calls. The DfE appreciate your patience at this time and apologise for any wait that you may experience. To ensure that they answer your calls as quickly as possible, the DfE have now extended their opening hours to cover weekends and are increasing the number of call handlers available to answer your calls.
Guidance provided to parents from Norfolk County Council here:
See attached below some support and advice for parents/carers from:
- The British Psychological Society – Support and advice for parents– All parents to read to support themselves and their children at this challenging time