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Emergency Childcare Setting Information 26.06.20

The information below is concerning the arrangements for parents and children who have pre-booked childcare from June 29th.
• Please be aware that childcare needs to be pre-booked, and you cannot turn up on the day without prior arrangement with Mrs Phillips. This is to ensure we have enough staff and areas available.
• Childcare will run from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
• The entrance and exit for childcare will be the Nursery gate on Llwyn Mawr Close, the far side of the lay by. Please do not use any other entrance.
• A member of staff will meet you at the gate and you will need to sign a form to say that your child is well. Your child will then be guided to the room which has been allocated for childcare.
• At 3:30, please wait at the Nursery gate for your child and ensure you are socially distanced.
• If you want to collect your child before 3:30, please telephone the office and they will inform the members of staff in charge of childcare. We will then bring your child to the Nursery gate to meet you.
• On week 3, if your child is attending their half day session in their class, they will not be able to attend childcare for the other half of the day. This is because we cannot mix bubbles of children.
• Your child will need to bring lunch, a water bottle, a snack and a coat if necessary. On a sunny day, they will also require a sun hat and a bottle of sun cream. The children will be asked to apply their own sun cream. Please ensure that all items your child brings are clearly labelled with their name.
• Please ensure that your child attends in freshly laundered clothes each day.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Cath Fox on

Important Update – Message from Mrs Phillips

Dear Parents/ Carers,
You may have heard the Minister’s statement today concerning our children’s return to school from the 29th June. We are currently working hard to put together plans

for our school, discussing what the return from the 29th June will look like and how it can be done as safely as possible. We are waiting for guidance and further directives from WG (Welsh Government) and the LA (Local Authority).

As soon as we know any further details we will get the information out to you.
We thank you for your patience at this unprecedented time.
Mrs Bev Phillips
Head Teacher
Sketty Primary
Please also read the following post below, from the Director of Education.

Important Update – Message from the Director of Education 3/6/20

Message from the Director of Education // Neges gan y Cyfarwyddwr Addysg
Dear Parent/Carer
We have already been working closely with schools and other partners to plan for a safe re-opening of schools in Swansea.
Now that the Minister has announced the Welsh Government’s intentions we will continue this work to finalise our arrangements and when ready, schools will be contacting parents and carers directly.
We will also be publicising our plans and will have a helpline available for parents and carers well before the planned opening date.  We will have consistent guidelines and will be utilising these once they are received from Welsh Government. We will also be sharing further guidance from the Welsh Government on managing facilities and logistical arrangements.
The key points that the Minister has said are:
  • All schools are to re-open from June 29 for a trial and transition period.
  • Pupils may need to be brought into schools in very small groups due to social distancing and it is anticipated that no school would have any more than a third of pupils in school at any one time.
  • The plan is to extend the remaining term by one week that means schools will be open for 4 weeks before the summer break.
  • All schools are being asked to make available a check in and catch-up session for every child to attend over the 4 week period.
  • Attendance will be voluntary and there will be not be any fines should pupils not attend.
  • From June 29 the children of key or front line workers will attend their normal school.
Since schools closed in March the majority in Swansea have been operating as emergency childcare hubs providing childcare for around 500 vulnerable young people or pupils whose parents are key workers and this will continue in the meantime.
Distance learning via the Swansea Virtual School and other channels used by our schools during the lockdown will also continue.

Thank you for your continued support as we continue to respond to these challenging times

Swansea Parent Carer Forum

COVID-19 Information for Parent Carers

We do hope this email reaches you safe and well.  We know what a challenging time it has been adjusting to the current situation.

It has been very overwhelming keeping track of changing services as they adapt and knowing what services are still available and how to best support our families.  With this in mind, Swansea Parent Carer Forum felt there was a need to collate parent carers questions and concerns.  We then started working with Swansea Council and Swansea Bay University Health Board to make sure these questions and concerns are met with clear accurate information and any gaps addressed.

The result is a co-produced booklet,  ‘COVID-19 Information for Parent Carers’.

SPCF COVID final (2)

We are very pleased to publish the first issue. As the situation develops and you have further questions we will publish updates in subsequent issues.

We really hope you find the information useful.

Didn’t answer your question? Then please let us know.  It is your experiences and voice that guide our work.

We would like to thank all parent carers who have contributed to this document through Swansea’s communities and to Swansea Council and Swansea Bay University Health Board.  We look forward to your feedback.

The Swansea PCF Team