Early Years Sector Business Support

London’s early years sector is essential to the capital’s economic success. High-quality early education gives children the best learning and development platform for future educational achievement, enables parents to work, promotes social cohesion and fairness, and ensures the poorest children don’t miss out.

However, the sector has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and its long-term sustainability is under threat. As they re-open their doors over the coming weeks and months, many early years providers will need help to navigate the recovery phase of COVID-19.

To support the sector through this challenging time, London Business Hub has partnered with Early Years Alliance to offer sector-specific business support to Private, Voluntary and Independent (PVI) providers in the capital.

From July to December 2020, these providers can access a range of free resources – from factsheets, to live webinars and workshops run by Early Years Alliance. At any time, they can also book a one-to-one appointment with a London Business Hub Adviser.

Guidance and resources

Find recent updates to government policies with regards to Coronavirus and the Early Years, with links to the DfE and other government guidance.

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Advice and FAQs regarding business and employment issues for Early Years providers during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Advice on operating during the lockdown and support available.

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Advice for providers on ways of working in the Coronavirus environment, managing lockdowns and best practice in talking to children about the outbreak.

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Many changes have been made to the Early Years Foundation Stage during the Coronavirus crisis.  Find guidance here on social distancing in settings, use of PPE, adaptations to First Aid and DBS checking.

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Our FAQ guide to reopening early years provision.

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Watch our recent webinars, including the Early Years Alliance’s ‘Welcome Back’ series advising on reopening provision.

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