Coronavirus, early years and childcare

Early education and childcare during coronavirus

For child safety, early education and childcare providers follow the guidance issued by the Department for Education. Early education and childcare settings are now open to everyone. 

Children and family centres open

All 12 Children and family centres in Tower Hamlets will remain open with the easing of lockdown. Health and safety remains our top priority - for staff, families and the community. We have adapted our services to be ‘Covid-secure’ and we continue to offer:

- Health appointments

- Early learning for two-year-olds

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

- Collection of vitamins

Some small group sessions will be operating, please check our timetable for details.

We follow the latest government guidelines, which means our timetables and services are subject to change.

Please phone your local children and family centres before you visit to make an appointment and find out the latest information.

Training sessions 

We continue to provide blended learning for our 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

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:


Early Years Foundation Stage

Statutory documents


Children's learning and development

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Early Years Inclusion

Tower Hamlets person-centred formats

  • Inclusion Person-centred formats - Tower Hamlets Tips for Parents - My profile, My plan and review
  • Inclusion Person-centred formats - Tower Hamlets My profile 
  • Inclusion Person-centred formats - Tower Hamlets My plan and review 
  • Inclusion Person-centred formats - Tower Hamlets My transition profile 

If you would like copies of the these formats, please email one of the Area Inclusion Coordinators


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Who are the Area Inclusion Coordinators?


Who are the Area Inclusion Coordinators?

Amanda Lui (North West Locality)Tel: 020 7364 0546Email:

Lynne Roberts (South East locality)

Tel: 020 7364 6045


Michèle Ward (Inclusion Manager) (South West Locality)

Tel: 020 7364 4925


Terry Bateman (North East Locality)

Tel: 020 7364 3125



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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