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Update to Early Years member providers regarding adverse weather

Published on: 28/02/2018

With the severe weather expected towards the latter end of this week, Early Years – the organisation for young children is asking services to be aware of local weather warnings and travel restrictions that may affect their service. 

The worst weather is currently predicted to occur on Thursday and Friday. We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves. 

In particular, we ask that providers maintain contact with parents throughout the week in order to keep them informed and to allow time for planning to minimise any possible disruptions. 

The safety and welfare of children, providers, staff and parents should be carefully considered by each service and if a service is forced to close due to the worsening weather conditions we encourage childcare services to communicate this to the parents in their service as early as possible.

We also encourage both services and parents to monitor national and local media and notifications by the Department of Education and Education Authority, including social media channels, over the coming days to keep up to date with information regarding the developing weather situation. 

Department of Education
https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/

Education Authority
http://www.eani.org.uk/# 

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