Childcare hubs and education
Childcare hubs for key workers
The hubs are closing on Friday 22nd May 2020 and will not reopen.
Provision will be offered from your child’s primary schools from Monday 1st June for vulnerable pupils and key workers. Please check your child’s school website for details.
We are incredibly grateful for staff who have worked in or supported the hubs across the city.
Half-term provision for primary aged children
During the half-term period from Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May there will be a limited number of places for primary children aged 5 to 11.
There are a limited number of 72 places available for children where there are two key worker parents both working out of the home at the same time next week.
- North: Rice Lane Farm - 20 places. Open 9am to 4pm - available Bank Holiday Monday if sufficient demand. Cost: £20 per day per place.
- Central: Out of this World, Joseph Lappin Centre. Open 8am to 6pm - up to 32 places. Available Bank Holiday Monday if sufficient demand. Cost £20 per day per place.
- South: Five for Families, Speke - 20 places. Open 9am to 4pm - available Bank Holiday Monday if sufficient demand. Cost: £20 per day per place.
Places are only available in exceptional circumstances. Places will be allocated on prioritised need for key critical workers and first come first served. Please email Judith.Boyce@si.liverpool.gov.uk to discuss a place.
Staff who have worked in all types of education settings for the last three months need a break during half term and some will also be working to prepare their school for opening to key workers children and vulnerable.
Employers, including those of key workers, should also recognise that their staff need a break. As above we will do all we can to accommodate those with no alternative options.
All primary schools are closed for the half term during the half-term period from Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May 2020. They will reopen on Monday 1st June for their own vulnerable children and key workers. Please check your child’s school website for details.
Provision is available for vulnerable children and key workers from your child’s school. Please contact the individual school and check their website for details.
There is no half-term provision for secondary-aged children.
The majority of special schools are closed during the half term period from Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May.
Palmerston and Princes are offering some support to their own families. Special schools will reopen on Monday 1st June for vulnerable children and key workers. Please check your child’s school website for details.
Care for nursery and early years children
Keyworkers who need to secure child care provision as their usual provider is not open or does not plan to open need to contact the Family Information Service on 0151 233 0499 or 0151 233 0495 or email EarlyYears@liverpool.gov.uk who will identify a provider for them.