Key workers in Dundee to get childcare support during Easter break

Children of key workers in Dundee will be offered childcare provision during the Easter break, according to the leader of the city council.

John Alexander also says existing arrangements - where workers' kids can attend their school as normal despite a shutdown during the coronavirus pandemic - will change.

A series of "hub" locations are being set up across the city, which children will go to, rather than their local school in many cases.

Mr Alexander told Wave FM News more about the plans:

The SNP leader also says arrangements where those entitled to free school meals can access lunches will continue:

And he told us more about plans for the fortnight's Easter holiday, which starts next week:

Meanwhile Perth and Kinross Council is set to open five children's activity centres for category one key workers and vulnerable children tomorrow (Thursday March 26).

The centres, at North Inch Campus, Kinross Primary School, the Community School of Auchterarder, Newhill Campus in Blairgowrie, and Invergowrie Primary, will operate during the week.

Work is under way to provide weekend opening if necessary. Parents in category one are those who are working in frontline health and care services directly supporting the coronavirus response.

Parents are being informed today (Wednesday) if their children have been allocated a place.

The council says a number of partner nurseries and registered childminders will also be providing spaces over the coming weeks.

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