Childcare for prioritised key workers
Posted on Friday 20th March 2020
Eligible parents of mainstream school children who are currently in Reception to Year 7 can apply for a place for childcare provision that will begin on Wednesday 25 March 2020.
Places should not be requested for children who, based on government advice, should be self-isolating or socially distancing.
These applications must be resubmitted every two weeks. This will allow those who are exiting social isolation to potentially access a place and enable schools to adjust their provision as their own staffing availability changes.
Eligibility is for:
•Single parents who are employed as specific key workers
•Where both parents are employed as specific key workers
Due to the limited capacity of schools, initially places will only be considered for the following key worker groups:
•Health and social care
•Education and childcare
•Public safety and national security
Once there is a clear picture of the demand and availability of places, other key worker groups will be considered.
Children will need to bring a packed lunch except those eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) who will be given lunch.
Pupil transport will not be available during this period unless it is for a specific child who is accessing transport to Maes Ebbw School or Ysgol Bryn Derw.
Schools will not be delivering formal learning but are operating a childcare facility.
For more information on how to apply visit http://www.newport.gov.uk/en/Schools-Education/Childcare-for-prioritised-key-workers.aspx
Parents will be informed by individual schools if they have a place by Tuesday 24th March. Dates for further confirmation will be issued in the following week.