Childcare Provision for Key Workers – May

Childcare Provision for Key Workers – May

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”

Nelson Mandela

Dear parents and carers:

Childcare provision for children in south Westminster schools, whose parents are key workers/vulnerable children is due to continue throughout May.

The childcare provision for children whose parents are key workers depends heavily on the capacity of our dedicated staff teams in each school and will not be successful if it is taken advantage of by any parents who do not truly need help in these extraordinary times.

Please do not use a space for your child if you do not truly need it – these spaces have to be for children of parents whose jobs play a vital part in the country’s approach in dealing with this atrocious situation.

We are running this scheme to save lives and request that parents only use it if they meet all necessary criteria.

The Department for Education states:

  • If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
  • If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors and you cannot keep your child safe at home then your child will be prioritised for provision.

DATE

HOST SCHOOL

WEEK 3

Monday 4th May  9am-3pm

Burdett-Coutts Primary School

Tuesday 5th May 9am-3pm

Burdett-Coutts Primary School

Wednesday 6th May 9am-3pm

Burdett-Coutts Primary School

Thursday  7th May 9am-3pm

Burdett-Coutts Primary School

Friday 8th May – no provision

School CLOSED due to the May Day Bank Holiday

WEEK 4

Monday 11th May 9am-3pm

St Matthew’s Primary School

Tuesday 12th May 9am-3pm

St Matthew’s Primary School

Wednesday 13th May 9am-3pm

St Clement Danes Primary School

Thursday 14th May 9am-3pm

St Clement Danes Primary School

Friday 15th May 9am-3pm

St Clement Danes Primary School

WEEK 5

Monday 18th May 9am-3pm

St George’s Hanover Square School

Tuesday 19th May 9am-3pm

St George’s Hanover Square School

Wednesday 20th May 9am-3pm

St George’s Hanover Square School

Thursday 21st  May 9am-3pm

Soho Parish Primary School

Friday 22nd  May 9am-3pm

Soho Parish Primary School

All key workers should follow the government guidance https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public on symptoms of coronavirus and should not send their child into childcare provision if they (or anyone in the household) shows symptoms. Children (and staff) will not be allowed on site if they, or anyone they live with are showing symptoms of coronavirus.

Lunch will be provided for children each day and every child should bring their own water bottle with them, labelled with their name.  Children do not need to wear school uniform.  Please ensure your child brings appropriate medication (eg asthma pumps, epi-pens) with them each day.  This is the responsibility of the parents to bring and collect this each day.

Kind regards

Mrs Rosetta Dyer (Burdett-Coutts Primary School), Mrs Louise Ritchie (Soho Parish Primary School), Ms Patricia Coxhead (St Clement Danes Primary School), Ms Rebecca Anson (St Gabriel’s Primary School), Mrs Rebecca Harris (St George’s Hanover Square Primary School), Mrs Rachel Jewitt (St Matthew’s Primary School), Mr Nathaniel Scott-Cree (St Vincent de Paul Primary School), Ms Liz Hillyard (Tachbrook Nursery School)