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Summer childcare provision for key worker and vulnerable families

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Summer childcare provision for key worker and vulnerable families

Posted on 17 Jun 2020

North Ayrshire Council is pleased to confirm that the current COVID-19 related childcare provision that is offered to the children of key workers and vulnerable families, will continue over the school summer holiday period.

We hope that this will provide reassurance and support for families during this challenging time.

Due to the ongoing work to prepare schools and early years centres for the return of children and young people on August 11, the childcare provision will need to be relocated into community-based venues and early years establishments.

More information on the location of these venues will be released in the week commencing June 22. We are keen to make sure that the new locations will be accessible and located as close as possible to the existing provisions.

In addition, the Council is working closely with colleagues and partner agencies to get the venues ready for use. This includes carrying out the relevant safely checks and ensuring adherence to current public health guidance.

There will be an online booking system to enable key worker families to pre-book the times that they require their children to attend. Information on this process will also be issued next week commencing June 22. It will be a simple, easy-to-use electronic system that will make a big difference to the operation of these new hubs and we thank you in advance for your support in using it.