Key workers school provision applications - update
Posted on : 06 Jan 2021
Welsh Government confirmed earlier this week that all schools across Wales will adopt a ‘blended learning’ approach for the next two weeks, until Monday 18th January. This means that most pupils will not physically attend school, but will be provided with learning.
However, schools will open for vulnerable learners and the children of eligible key/essential workers from Wednesday this week (6th January).
If you have received critical worker education provision before in your child’s school and your circumstances have not changed, you do not need to do anything. We have your details, and these have been passed onto the school. The school will contact to confirm arrangements.
Keyworkers who previously received funded childcare places in private childcare provision and have moved to primary school will need to apply as if they are new applicants as they have a change of circumstances in moving to a new setting. Those children who are under 3 and not yet in school can remain with their existing private arrangements as childcare has not been restricted.
Similarly keyworkers who had previous provision in their primary school but have had their child move to secondary school will need to re-apply to update us of the change in circumstances.
Parents who have applied for provision prior to Monday 4th noon will have had their application considered and then either had email contact requesting more information / essential worker letters or will have had the application approved and forwarded on to the school. The school will contact you to confirm arrangements.
Applications for those parents that applied after noon on Monday 4th January are being processed as quickly as possible but due to the high demand for provision it will take our team time to process.
Please apply for Emergency school provision for key workers here - www.caerphilly.gov.uk/Services/Coronavirus/Emergency-school-provision-for-keyworkers
Please do not phone or email the team for an update on your application as their priority is to process your applications. If we need further information we will contact you.
Thank you for your patience on this matter.