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Emergency Childcare Update

22nd March 2020


Dear Parents and Carers,

As you are all aware school CEASED nationally on Friday 20th March. The Welsh Government announced the Easter HOLIDAYS have been bought forward for your children. We do not know when school will open again.


Our plans for the EMERGENCY CHILDCARE RESPONSE have been made for those key workers identified last week by the City and County of Swansea. Although the situation is fast moving any changes to the identified key workers list will take time to reorganise.


Staff are here to help and are working under strict guidance. We receive regular updates from the local authority and will keep you updated as things change. Please do not aim your frustration at the staff of the school. Many are putting their own families at risk to provide care for your children.


I have posted a video made by the Education Minister for Wales, Kirsty Williams, on twitter and in the ’latest news’ area on our website. The minister makes it very clear that the safest place for your children right now is your own home. Please only use the emergency childcare if you have absolutely no other choice.


We will be operating under the WHO and NHS guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus and this will include SOCIAL DISTANCING and REGULAR HAND WASHING.

· If your child displays symptoms they will be sent home.

· If anyone present displays symptoms we will inform you.


Please remember we have been asked to socially distance ourselves and being in childcare means your child will be mixing with other staff and children - if your child contracts the virus they may pass it on to more vulnerable members of your family.


Although we are currently able to provide limited emergency childcare please consider that some staff are already self-isolating and if more staff become ill we will no longer be able to provide this CRITICAL SERVICE which is so important to bringing an end to the CRISIS.


Thank you and stay well.

Sharon Hope