Childcare Hubs

Update on childcare provision for the Vale of Glamorgan's key workers doing essential work through the COVID-19 outbreak 

 

With effect from Monday 22 June 2020, the hub model will be dissolved and childcare provision will be available for key workers at the school your child attended prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

New registrations for keyworker childcare can no longer be accepted, with the exception of requests from school-based staff. Schools will be managing requests for childcare places and details of this process will be made available via your child’s school.


From 22 June, childcare provision will operate from 8:30am to 4:30pm on weekdays and parent/carers will be required to provide a packed lunch for their child as there will be no catering facilities available at schools from this date. 


Private providers of childcare for children under 5 will be able to re-open on 29 June, please contact providers directly if you have any queries in relation to this. 


These changes are required to ensure the safest possible environment for pupils and staff and to support the logistics around social distancing, hand washing, and mitigating the risks of transmission of COVID-19. 


All schools will provide childcare for households where both parents/carers are key workers or for single family households where the parent/carer is a keyworker. 


Evidence of this will be required by your child’s school on request. Please refer to the list of key worker roles below.

 

Key worker roles

 

Please only apply for emergency childcare provision as a last resort.


As always, this provision is under constant review, and we will take a pragmatic and flexible approach working with our schools to ensure a safe and effective provision for our staff, key worker families and most vulnerable children.