The Greater Manchester (GM) School Readiness programme and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership have developed these films which aim to reassure and reduce parental anxieties about children returning to early years and childcare settings. We hope the films will reassure parents and carers about the precautions childcare providers are taking in relation to COVID-19 to make sure they are operating safely and the support settings are offering to welcome back children.

The films also aim to highlight the benefits of children attending early education settings for their personal, social and emotional development, early language skills and physical development as well as focussing on the roles of the early years’ workforce in supporting children and families throughout lockdown and into the living with COVID-19.

A safe return to nursery

This content cannot be displayed due to your current cookie settings. To view the content - most likely a video - please change your cookie settings

Childminding during COVID-19

This content cannot be displayed due to your current cookie settings. To view the content - most likely a video - please change your cookie settings

Social, Emotional Development in Children

Fostering health social and emotional development in young children - Tips for early childhood teachers and providers (PDF, 287KB)

Resilience Tips (PDF, 374KB)