Coronavirus, early years and childcare

To prevent the spread of coronavirus and in order to follow government guidelines, families should only attend a Children’s centre if they have been invited to do so.

Childcare during coronavirus

If you are a key worker or you have a vulnerable child, you can apply for childcare 

The department for education has clear information for childcare settings that remain open for key workers and vulnerable children.

Children's centres to remain open during lockdown

All 12 Children’s Centres in Tower Hamlets will remain open throughout lockdown for vulnerable children. Health and safety remains our top priority - for staff, families and the community. We have adapted our services to be ‘Covid-secure’ and we will continue to offer:

- Health appointments

- Early learning for two-year-olds

- Face-to-face support for vulnerable, and newly vulnerable, parents 

We will be following the latest government guidance, which means our timetables and services are subject to change.

Please phone your local children's centre before you visit to make an appointment and find out the latest information.

Training sessions 

We have resumed some first aid and safeguarding courses and adult education courses.

Thank you

We would like to express our gratitude to all early education and childcare settings and childminders who have continued throughout COVID to offer Tower Hamlets children a wonderful, safe, caring and stimulating time. Thank you!

Useful practitioner resources

Resources and guidance for Tower Hamlets' early years settings delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework.

On this page you will find useful resources and guidance around:

  1. Early Years Foundation Stage

  2. Early Years Inclusion

  3. Healthy Early Years London

  4. Safeguarding

  5. Two-year-old integrated review

  6. Other useful resources

Early Years Foundation Stage

Statutory documents

Children's learning and development

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Early Years Inclusion

Tower Hamlets person-centred formats

PDF Formats

MS Formats



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Healthy Early Years London

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Two year old Integrated Review

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Other useful resources

For parents





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