Returning to School or Nursery September 2020

Please see attached information regarding the return to school and nursery in September.  Apologies in advance for the length of the letter but there is so much to be shared.  We will keep you posted of any significant changes to the planned routine at the end of the summer.

September Plans

The DfE have released a press release describing the government funded childcare support available for working families.

"Back to School with Confidence" resources are being launched as part of the council's Every Family Matters campaign to support parents, carers, children and young people to be confident in returning to school.  Please check out this website.

What parents and carers need to know about early year providers, schools and colleges in the Autumn Term

Talk, Listen, Cuddle (TLC) - Website re-launch

TLC is an ECC campaign that helps families of young children support their children’s communication development through playful learning at home from birth to 5. Talk, Listen and Cuddle are the three ingredients needed to ensure young children get the best start in life. 

The TLC website and Facebook page have been running for many years and have an excellent following from Essex parents, early years settings and schools. The campaign has naturally evolved over this time to meet the needs of families and settings in Essex.  The site will regularly post a range of ideas, top tips and games to support children’s language, physical and emotional development. Its aim is to ensure children start school ready to explore, learn and make friends.

The recognition that early language development is key to the best start in life is now of high importance nationality and TLC compliments the Governments Hungry Little Minds campaign and the Tiny Happy People initiative that has been recently launched by the BBC and backed by The Duchess of Cambridge.

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