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Supporting you during Coronavirus

This information is to support you as providers during the current COVID-19 crisis. This is in addition to the daily updates sent out to all Early Years providers.

If you belong to a professional organisation, such as PACEY, Early Years Alliance or NDNA, you may also want to see the information and advice they have on offer to you.

Helplines

Early Years duty desk

If you have any queries, please contact us through the Early Years duty desk

Tel: 0116 305 7136

Email: childcare@leics.gov.uk

Any professional or practitioner wanting to make a request for service to Leicestershire County Council including Early Help or Social Care should complete an online Multi-agency referral form

Department of Education helpline

The Department of Education have launched a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education for staff, parents and young people.

Tel: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

For up to date government information about coronavirus and the Early Years, please see Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus outbreak on the GOV.UK website.

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