Knowsley Early Years Service Newsletter

Our response to the pandemic

Covid-19 has affected the whole country and for almost everyone, life has had to fundamentally change. Knowsley Early Years Service, like all services across Knowsley Council, had to adapt rapidly in March 2020 when the national lockdown began.

The service has continued to be fully operational throughout the pandemic supporting providers and families in Knowsley, especially the 10,000 children aged 0-5 years and the families with children with
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in the borough.

Since March we have been available for the most vulnerable families by opening, when possible, our eight Children Centres for targeted activities. Where we have been unable to bring families to us, Children
and Family Practitioners have produced online activities via Zoom, Facebook and YouTube aimed at parents and carers with children under five.

The service has also supported a range of Early Years providers across the borough, including 41 Nurseries, 69 Childminders and 29 Schools
with Early Years provision.

READ THE FULL NEWSLETTER HERE – Early Years Newsletter – Covid Edition