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NEWS: UKHSA issues cold weather alert for England

The Met Office and UK Health Security Agency (UK HSA) have issued a cold weather alert for England from the evening of 7 December 2022. All regions of England are forecast to experience severe low temperatures and, in some cases, severe overnight frosts.


NEWS: Increase in Scarlet Fever in Wales / Cynnydd yn nifer yr achosion o’r dwymyn goch yng Nghymru

Public Health Wales have published a warn and inform letter regarding scarlet fever an invasive streptococcal disease./ Mae Iechyd Cyhoeddus Cymru wedi cyhoeddi llythyr rhybuddio a hysbysu ynglŷn â thwymyn y Scarlet yn glefyd streptococol ymledol.



NEWS: New Emergency planning and response guidance/Mae Cynllun Argyfwng a Chanllawiau Ymateb newydd

The Welsh Government has developed Emergency Planning and Response Guidance for Education and Childcare Settings / Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi datblygu Cynllun Argyfwng a Chanllawiau Ymateb ar gyfer Lleoliadau Addysg a Gofal Plant.


NEWS: Ofsted publishes new parent guides on early years inspections

This week Ofsted has published a set of guides for parents explaining how early years settings in England are inspected. 


NEWS: Ofsted pilots changes to streamline the registration process

Today Ofsted has published information about a pilot it is running in parts of England to streamline the registration process for providers.  


NEWS - Refugees and childcare guidance (Wales) / Canllawiau ffoaduriaid a gofal plant

Welsh Government have provided updated guidance for childcare providers seeking to welcome refugees into  their home. / Mae Llywodraeth Cymru wedi darparu canllawiau diweddaraf ar gyfer darparwyr gofal plant sydd eisiau croesawu ffoaduriaid i'w cartref.


NEWS: Chancellor sets out Autumn Statement 2022

Today (17 November) The Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt made his Autumn statement setting out Government’s plan for the economy.


NEWS: MPs debate changes to early years ratios and financial analysis published

On Monday 14 November, MPs attended a Westminster Hall debate to discuss the Government’s plans to reduce ratios for two-year olds in group settings. This coincided with new research predicting the cost saving that the plans could have for parents. 


NEWS: Childminders in England invited to sign up for DfE mentor programme roles

The DfE has expanded its Experts and Mentors Early Years COVID-19 Recovery Programme to registered childminders in England. Applications for the roles of Area Lead and Mentor are now open. 


NEWS: Ofsted publishes research review into early years curriculum

Today (14 November) Ofsted published a new report looking into early years curriculum and pedagogy in England.