Schools, children and families' services

Schools, nurseries and childminders


To ensure that classrooms are as safe as possible for pupils and staff, schools have been following government guidance, including advice on hygiene, social distancing and what will happen if someone in school becomes unwell with coronavirus.

Find out about going back to school and what to expect in East Sussex.

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Nurseries and childminders

Nurseries and childminders can now return to their usual practice. They will be following the same government guidance as schools to keep young children and staff as safe as possible.

Find out about nurseries and childminders in East Sussex.

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Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

We understand that this school year looks different. We want to assure families that our communities are in this together and can offer different kinds of support for children with special educational needs and disabilities,

Our ISEND, CLASS+ and IGO facebook pages are updated regularly with support and advice for parents. There are resources and activities, plus support for talking to your child about the changes in their lives.

If you still have concerns, contact Children’s Services.

Children’s Centres and health visitors

All children’s centres are now closed. Please see the Children’s Centre Facebook pages for your local centre. They will be posting advice and guidance on a range of topics.

If you have a keyworker and you have concerns, get in touch directly with your keyworker. If you have a health visitor and you have concerns, get in touch directly with your health visitor.

If you need urgent advice, contact us (see below).

Contact Children's Services

If you need urgent advice, please call 0345 60 80 192 (10am to 3pm) or email the Children’s Services customer relations team.

Links to help and support for parents