As we continue to navigate these uncertain times, the sector is working together to make sure parents and politicians understand the impact of COVID-19 on early years and the vital contribution the sector is making in the effort to save lives.
Ceeda have launched two vital research campaigns. COVID-19 Data Portal for providers: impact measured in a minute, is a brand-new data portal to track the real-time impact of coronavirus on the early years sector and monitor what is happening on the ground. The portal will continuously monitor two vital facts: if a setting is operating and if so, how many vulnerable and key worker children are attending.
All registered childminders, nurseries and pre-schools in England are urged to register on the portal as it tracks temporary and permanent setting closures and child headcounts.
Data entry is very simple and fast and within just one minute, you could help the early years’ sector build evidence to support the recovery from COVID-19.
The portal collects just three pieces of information vital in tracking the impact on the sector:
- If your setting is open, and if so –
- A daily headcount of key worker children.
- A daily headcount of vulnerable children.
You will also be invited to take part in bite-sized surveys to gather the story behind the numbers as they unfold, all input is entirely voluntary. Ceeda will be collating and sharing regular updates to keep providers, parents and politicians informed and aware of sector needs, during the crisis and into recovery.
You can register and take part here.
Ceeda are also encouraging early years staff to share their story as they launch the Early Years Workforce Panel, to monitor staff well-being, share their experience, capture support needs and track job security during the crisis and into recovery.
Share your early years story, register here.