St Saviour’s Catholic Primary and Nursery School
Policy for requesting childcare provision during the Covid 19 Crisis
In terms of offering childcare places to parents/carers/social workers who request them, we will be guided by the overarching principles as given in Government guidance:
‘If children can stay safely at home, they should, to limit the chance of the virus spreading. That is why the government has asked parents to keep their children at home, wherever possible, and asked schools to remain open only for those children who absolutely need to attend.’
‘Many families with a parent or carer working in critical sectors will be able to ensure their child is kept at home……..and the most recent scientific advice on how to further limit the spread of COVID-19 is clear. If children can stay safely at home, they must, to limit the chance of the virus spreading.
Reasons to request childcare
The offer of childcare places will be considered for three key categories:
Any request must be made with a minimum of 48hrs notice either by telephone or email:
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Any request made will be considered on an individual basis.
Bearing in mind the overarching principles stated above there will be an expectation that:
The Headteacher/Deputy Headteacher is responsible for making the ultimate decision and will be guided by the overarching principle that if children can stay safely at home, they must.
The Headteacher/Deputy Headteacher may choose to offer childcare to any family they deem may require respite.