Health and Wellbeing advice for parents and carers of young children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

April 27, 2020

Look after your own mental health. Children and young people react, in part, to what
they see from adults around them. For further guidance:

Help children and young people to cope with stress by listening and acknowledging their
worries. Look out for any changes in behaviour. Further guidance:

Establish a daily routine within your household around mealtimes, washing and sleeping
(this is particularly important for those observing Ramadan). Make weekends different
in order to differentiate time.

Establish a daily exercise routine. Ideally children and young people need to be active
for at least 60 minutes a day.
If you or family members don’t come under vulnerable status category go outside once
a day for fresh air and exercise observing social distancing.

Make healthy eating choices and limit sugar, unhealthy fats and salt. Drink plenty of
water – it’s easy to forget this but it’s important to stay hydrated.

Incorporate set family activity times to play games, cook together and have
conversations with your children. Play is the best way to help your child to learn and to
feel safe.

Connect regularly with family and friends (including staff at the children’s centre) on
the phone or online and include your children in supervised online contact.

Make sure you use reliable sources of information such as NHS or GOV.UK. There is a
lot of misleading information in the news and online which can create stress for you and
your family. Limit the amount of news you read daily in order to reduce anxiety.

For further information on supporting children and young people go to this website: for-parents-andcarers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-duringthe-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak

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Term dates

Autumn Term 2020

  • term starts – Thursday 3rd September 2020
  • half term break occurs – Monday 26th October to Friday 30th October 2020
  • back to school from half term – Tuesday 3rd November 2020
  • last day of term – Friday 18th December


Spring Term 2021

  • term starts – Wednesday 6th January 2021
  • half term break occurs – Monday 15th February to Friday 19th February 2021
  • back to school from half term Tuesday 23rd February 2021
  • last day of term Wednesday 31st March 2021

Summer Term 2021

  • term starts – Tuesday 20th April 2021
  • half term break occurs – Monday 31st May to Friday 4th June 2021
  • back to school from half term – Monday 7th June 2021
  • last day of term – Thursday 22nd July 2021


Autumn Term 2021

Inset days for this academic year to be confirmed


  • term starts – Wednesday 1st September 2021
  • half term break occurs – Monday 25th October to Friday 29th October 2021
  • back to school from half term – Monday 1st November 2021
  • last day of term – Friday 17th December 2021