Childcare: Social Distancing

Part of Education – in the House of Commons at on 22 June 2020.

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Photo of Vicky Ford Vicky Ford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

We all recognise how important early years settings are, both for children and for their parents and carers. Early years settings have been able to open their doors to all children from 1 June. I spoke to sector representative organisations and childcare providers in the first week of wider opening to understand the detailed challenges they face. We know that it is a difficult time for many businesses, and we will continue to ensure that early years providers get the best possible help from all the Government’s support schemes.