Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for education, early years and children’s social care

Funding and financial support available for education, childcare and children’s social care organisations.



This guidance provides details of support and government funding for organisations in:

  • education
  • childcare
  • children’s social care

Information about grant funding for the national roll-out of rapid mass testing for coronavirus (COVID-19) in schools and colleges is available.

Published 17 April 2020
Last updated 3 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated the guidance on supply teachers and other contingent workers in state-funded schools.

  2. Updated to remove outdated sector specific guidance for early years providers and reflect detail on public and private income from school-based nursery provision for mainstream state-funded schools.

  3. Added a note to the section on supply teachers and other contingent workers in state-funded schools to make it clear that it is out of date and the procurement notices mentioned are no longer in effect.

  4. Updated to reflect the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) to 30 April 2021.

  5. Early years section of the sector-specific guidance updated to reflect the interaction between the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and 2021 spring term funding.

  6. Updated overview and the early years, supply teachers in state-funded schools, independent schools, further education and apprenticeships and higher education sections.

  7. Guidance updated to clarify statutory sick pay relief.

  8. Updated to align with updated HMT/HMRC guidance.

  9. First published.