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COVID-19 - Information for childcare providers

There has been lots of information regarding what financial support you can get, whether you are self employed as a childminder or a small business such as a nursery or pre-school.

During these challenging times the Department for Education (DfE) is asking providers to be reasoned, balanced and proportionate with their fees to parents and make use of the financial support available to you.

We are already aware that a large propotion of providers in Greenwich have stopped all fees where they are closed or for all families facing financial uncertainty. This has been well recieved from many parents.

We have set out the government advice in the links below for you for ease.

Claim a grant through the coronavirus (COVID-19) Self-employment Income Support Scheme - Use this scheme if you're self-employed or a member of a partnership in the UK and have lost income due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Claim for your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave ('furlough') due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Financial support for businesses during coronavirus (COVID-19) - Find out what financial support you can get for your business.