Registered childminders have only been able to provide care for vulnerable children or children of key workers during lockdown so far.
But the Early Years Alliance (EYA) told the BBC it was informed of the change to government guidance in an email just after 6.30pm on Tuesday.
Neil Leitch of the EYA said:”Childminders have been told three different things about plans to reopen in a matter of days.”
Sky News also tweeted: “Department for Education says childminders can care for multiple children from a single household from today if they are not already providing care for key worker children or vulnerable families.”
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Published at Wed, 13 May 2020 05:16:00 +0000