Key Worker Provision
Friday 20th March 2020
Initial Childcare Arrangements from Monday 23rd March for Critical Key Workers
Dear Parents and Carers,
I am writing to advise you of our preliminary arrangements for Monday 23rd March. Bournville School will be closed to children but remain open to provide childcare from 8am until 6pm, Monday to Friday for children who are identified as vulnerable and children whose parents are critical to the Covid-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.
Many parents working in these critical sectors may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. Every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. This is an offer to parents and carers and there is no requirement for parents and carers to send their children to school if they do not need or wish to do so.
We will be offering childcare for critical workers in 2 sessions
As per government guidelines, we will only offer up to 20% of school numbers in order to
avoid continued social contact.
1) Please let us know the sessions you wish to book each day for the week commencing the 23rd of March.
2) You need to bring and pick up children from the front office of the school where children will need to be signed in by you onto a paper based “Sign in and sign out” register.
3) After school on Friday, or on Monday morning, we will require evidence that parents are a critical worker as defined by the Government. This proof could be a wage slip, contract of employment or NHS/Emergency Services Identity badge. Failure to provide sufficient proof of keyworker status will result in children not being admitted to school.
4) At present the school kitchens will not be operational – all keyworker children will be required to bring in their own lunches and snacks. Please ensure lunchboxes etc are named.
5) There will be no school uniforms required. Be aware art activities, painting, gardening etc can be messy. Do not send your children in wearing the best clothes!
Our staffing of this provision is likely to become increasingly challenging as the disease progresses. I therefore must strongly urge that you use the extended hours of this service, only to meet shift pattern needs, so that we can plan adequate and safe staffing levels. To sustain this service, we need us all to work together. We need to ensure that we keep as much social distance as possible in our community.
I want to assure you that your child will continue to receive the same exceptional standards of care that Bournville Primary has always provided. I ask you, in advance, to be patient with us as we have to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances we are not in control of.
I look forward to welcoming you again to school next week.