If you are a parent classed as a critical worker and have no other possible childcare arrangements such as by a partner who is not a critical worker, and need to send your child to school or early years setting such as pre-school or nursery, you are advised to act responsibly and follow the key principles set out by government.
You should only request a place for your child on days you are working, if you are part time. Schools and early years settings are being encouraged to remain open during Easter holidays for eligible children.
Once a decision is taken that a child will be attending, please can you let your school or nursery know as soon as possible as they need to be aware of how many children will be attending each day.
Schools and nurseries will be asking for appropriate confirmation from parents and carers about their position as critical workers, which may include forms of identification or letters from employers, confirming that their specific role is necessary to the day-to-day running of a public service. They will also be checking if you can make alternative care arrangements.
Find information on who is classed as a critical worker.
There may be circumstances when the school or early years setting is unable to provide a place to eligible children due to staff shortages, or other reasons, in which case, the school or setting will work with the council to resolve the issue quickly and inform you of the outcome.