Schools, children and families' services


National lockdown: Stay at Home rules now apply in East Sussex.

COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection.

See COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021, the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England.

Schools, nurseries and childminders

Schools and colleges

Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and young people, and the children of critical workers. All other pupils and students will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.

See GOV.UK guidance on children of critical workers and vulnerable children who can access schools or educational settings.

Nurseries and childminders

Nurseries and childminders can operate their usual practice. See Government guidelines about opening childcare.

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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