Home-Learning resources and advice for Parents
We aim to continue to support the learning of children who do not attend settings, including how these children can maintain contact with their key person and peers through the early years setting, and how parents and carers can be supported to provide a positive learning environment at home. The Department for Education’s Hungry Little Minds campaign features tips and practical activities that parents and carers can do at home with children to support their early learning. The campaign website has been updated to include a wealth of online educational resources available for parents and carers to support their child’s development at home. Settings can also direct parents and carers to the BBC’s Tiny Happy People campaign and the National Literacy Trust’s Family Zone for more ideas and content. The Department for Education has published further guidance on how to help children aged 2 to 4 to learn at home during the coronavirus outbreak.
Families who also have older, school age children can explore the Department for Education’s list of online education resources.
Online learning resources for children with SEND – this will give parents access to Online English resources/Maths/ Online science, PE, wellbeing and SEND resources for home education from Early Years age. National Autistic Society - has a range of specific tools and advice to support households with family members with autism.
The Mayor’s London Curriculum team has also reached out across the city to bring together free learning and cultural offers that children from 0 to 18 can access from home. London Learning at Home is a new resources webpage open to everyone and can be searched by age range, subject, key stage and organisation.
Parents can access our “MY NURSERY CHILD” portal at any time to support the children’s learning and the next steps in their development.
What parents and carers should do to provide reassurance to children facing changed routines. For more guidance, please read: COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing