Childcare for prioritised key workers

Eligible parents of mainstream school children who are currently in Reception to Year 7 can apply for a place for childcare provision.

Places should not be requested for children who, based on government advice, should be self-isolating or socially distancing.

Eligibility is:

  • 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
  • Local and National Government (staff essential for the COVID-19 response)
  • Food and other necessary goods
  • Utilities, communication and financial services

Extending applications to other key worker groups will be under continuous review.

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.

Applications can be made via the online application form

Click the ‘guest’ option on the log in page or you can use / set up an NCC login.

This round of applications will close at 10am on Monday 30 March.

Parents will be informed by individual schools if they have a place.  This will done as soon as possible.

Some schools may be able to provide childcare during the Easter holiday.  This will be reviewed and communicated in the week before the official Easter break.

Download Communication on Schools Repurposing (pdf)