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Caerphilly Childcare hubs to remain open for keyworkers over Easter

Posted on : 06 Apr 2020

Caerphilly Childcare hubs to remain open for keyworkers over Easter

Caerphilly County Borough Childcare hubs will remain open over the Easter holidays to look after children of essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

There will be no change to the provision of childcare and free school meals in Caerphilly County Borough over the Easter holidays.

Currently children of key workers can apply for their children to receive childcare at one of the school “hubs” in Caerphilly.

The childcare is available on weekdays (times vary please check with your childcare hub) and this will continue throughout the Easter holidays.

Childcare is currently being provided at six hubs across the county borough – Bedwas High, Blackwood Primary, Idris Davies 3-18, Lewis School, Risca Community Comprehensive and at Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni (Gellihaf site)

Frozen meals will also continue to be delivered to children that are entitled to free school meals.

These meals will continue to be dropped off at the child’s home address.

To find out when your child will receive their five frozen meals for the week go to www.caerphilly.gov.uk/coronavirus

Cabinet Member for Education and Achievement Cllr Barbara Jones said: “It is vital that these care hubs remain open during the Easter break, including the bank holidays, so that our key workers can continue to do their jobs.

“They are under huge pressure at this difficult time, and we are doing all we can to help. Knowing their children are being looked after in a safe environment is a great comfort to parents who are going above and beyond the call of duty during this coronavirus pandemic.

 “I am also very grateful to colleagues in education and childcare who are working so hard to deliver this service."

For further information on the hubs, including locations and how to book, please visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/coronavirus



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