Key points are below, but please download the full letter here:
Emergency Key Workers Hub – Update 21/03/2020 (PDF)
School is now closed and will not reopen until further notice.
Our buildings have been identified as a Child Care Hub for emergency childcare for front line key workers.
The Hub will not operate as a school, it is not about learning it is essential child care.
ONLY those children whose parents have no other option should access the hub.
Please check the criteria carefully to ensure that you qualify as a key worker.
If you have an adult at home even if you are a key worker your child must stay at home.
WE HAVE A SET NUMBER OF CHILDREN WE CAN ACCEPT ON A DAILY BASIS.
IF WE ARE FULL YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE NEAREST LOCAL HUB SCHOOL.
There are 50 HUBS across the City, you can use the one which is best for you:
The Hub will be open Monday 23rd March from 9am to 4pm prompt.
If you are planning to bring your child/ren to us please understand and be prepared for the following:
When you arrive at The Hub for the first time you will be required to complete a registration form which includes contact details, emergency contacts, medical info, allergies, dietary info, SEND needs etc. If your child currently attends St Oswald’s you will still be required to complete a form.
BE AWARE THIS COULD TAKE TIME ON MONDAY.
Your child needs to come in their own clothes with suitable coats to go outside.
Children are not permitted to bring any electronic equipment or mobile phones.
On Monday 23rd all children who attend will get a free hot meal.
Following this parents can pay for a hot lunch; information to follow from the Hub.
Your child will be in a childcare environment, they will be playing games, doing craft activities, being outside etc. This is not an educational environment.
Your child needs to follow and respond to the Hub’s behaviour guidance; as it would be in the school they are currently enrolled in. The setting has the right to refuse entry to any child who does not follow the expectations of the Hub.
Parents will be asked to wait in designated collection areas when dropping off and collecting from the Hub to ensure the health of the staff.
Any child who is unwell will be sent home as quickly as possible.
We will be receiving an update from the Local Authority on a daily basis in response to local and national guidance.
This will be updated on our website
I am not anticipating problems but please be aware that we will not accept any unacceptable behaviour from any Parents or Carers. This is a national crisis and we have been requested to respond to this; remember we are all in this together!
Thanking you in anticipation
Mrs M Walsh
If you feel unwell you are encouraged you use the following NHS 111 Website rather than ringing 111 straight away