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 sfety and national security
  • local and national government (staff essential for the COVID-19 response)
  • food and other necessary goods
  • utilities, communication and financial services
  • transport
  • key public services

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 - either choose the ‘guest’ option on the log in page or use / set up an NCC login.

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

All childcare hubs will be open during the Easter holidays. The only hubs with slightly reduced services are St Julian's (closed on Bank Holidays) and St Joseph's (only open Bank Holidays for parents who do not have any alternative childcare arrangements), however alternative places may be offered at other locations.

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Childcare for key workers of children aged 2 -4 years

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