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St Thomas CE (VC) Primary School
Sherwood Avenue
Huddersfield

HD2 1RQ

 

Tel:

01484 226557

 

Office hours:

8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also use our contact form.

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COVID19 - Critical childcare

 

Please read the Government advice below before proceeding.

 

We have asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and for childcare providers (including nurseries, pre-schools, childminders and providers of childcare for school-age children), schools and colleges to remain closed, except for those children who absolutely need to attend.

All educational settings remain safe for children, but the fewer children making the journey to educational settings, and the fewer children in these settings, the lower the risk that the virus can spread and infect vulnerable individuals in wider society.

What are childcare providers responsible for?

Childcare providers are responsible for caring for vulnerable children, and the children of workers critical to the coronavirus (COVID-19) response. 

 

How are critical workers defined?

Children with a parent or carer who is listed on the government’s critical worker list should be considered for a childcare place, so long as their job cannot be done from home.

Many parents working in these sectors will be able to ensure that their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.

 

Is it compulsory for critical workers to take up a place?

No.

Many parents working in these critical sectors will be able to ensure their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.

 

If childcare providers are open for children of critical workers and vulnerable children, can they accept other children if they have enough staff and space?

No.

 

How are vulnerable children defined?

Vulnerable children include those who have a social worker and those children and young people up to the age of 25 with education, health and care (EHC) plans.

 

Should settings only offer places to children where both their parents are critical workers alongside children of single-parent critical workers?

Children with at least one parent/carer who is critical to the coronavirus (COVID-19) response can go to a setting if required.

However, many families with parents working in critical sectors will be able to ensure their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.

 

Can childcare practitioners send their children to schools and childcare settings?

Childcare practitioners are critical to the coronavirus (COVID-19) response, so can send their children to school or childcare settings.

However, as with all critical workers, many families will be able to ensure their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.

 

 

Critical Childcare Booking Form - Registered Children of Key Workers and Vulnerable Children only

 

  • You need to complete a registration form and, if applicable, provide a letter from your employer stating that you are a key worker to be eligible.

 

  • This booking form must be completed and submitted by 6pm on Friday for the following week, forms submitted after this deadline cannot be accepted.

 

  • There are 4 checkboxes below - you must be able to complete box 1 and box 2 and either box 3 or 4 to be eligible.

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