Key worker information

Update - Friday 3 April 2020
School and Childcare Support for Key Workers

As we're now in the school Spring holiday period, please note that we are providing a seven-day school and childcare support operation across ten school hubs over the Easter break - including the Easter weekend.

This support is ONLY for key workers to enable them to carry out their critical roles in the NHS or other essential services during this health emergency.

All ten of our school hubs will be open from:

Monday to Friday - between the hours of 8am and 8pm

Saturdays and Sundays - between the hours of 10am to 3pm

It is essential, to stop the spread of coronavirus, that parents and carers who are able to take care of their children at home or have a partner who is not a key worker, provide childcare. This seven-day support is being offered to key workers who absolutely require it to enable NHS and other critical services to function.

The service outlined below will be available at the following schools Monday to Friday and includes children and young people at early years (from birth to aged five), primary and secondary age:

Pre-school:        08.00 - 09.00
School Day:        09.00 - 15.00
After care:          15.00 - 20.00

School hubs

If your child normally goes to school in KILSYTH and surrounding villages: 
Please take your child to St Patrick's Primary School, Backbrae Street, G65 0NA.

If your child normally goes to school in MOODIESBURN, CHRYSTON, STEPPS and surrounding areas: 
Please take your child to Chryston High School, Lindsaybeg Rd, Chryston, G69 9DL

If your child normally goes to school in CUMBERNAULD
Please take your child to Cumbernauld Academy, South Kildrum Ring Rd, Cumbernauld G67 2UF

If your child normally goes to school in AIRDRIE and surrounding villages: 
Please take your child to Hilltop Primary School, Petersburn Rd, Airdrie ML6 8BH

If your child normally goes to school in MOSSEND, NEW STEVENSTON, HOLYTOWN and surrounding villages: 
Please take your child to New Stevenston Primary School, Coronation Rd East, New Stevenston, Motherwell ML1 4HX

If your child normally goes to school in BELLSHILL or VIEWPARK
Please take your child to St John Paul II Primary School, 1 Laburnum Rd, Viewpark, G71 5DG

If your child normally goes to school in COATBRIDGE and surrounding villages: 
Please take your child to St Ambrose High School, 65 Townhead Rd, Coatbridge ML5 2JE

If your child normally goes to school in MOTHERWELL
Please take your child to Cathedral Primary School, 171 Milton Street, Motherwell, ML1 1DH

If your child normally goes to school in WISHAW and surrounding areas: 
Please take your child to Clyde Valley High School, Castlehill Rd, Wishaw ML2 0QS

If your child normally goes to school in SHOTTS and surrounding areas: 
Please take your child to Calderhead High School, Dyfrig St, Shotts ML7 4DH

For early years' childcare in Shotts, please take your child to Shotts Family Learning Centre, Shottskirk Road, ML7 4ER

All children and young people will be provided with a hot meal and snack.

The service will be managed by a team of volunteer staff from Education and Families and other services across the council and will provide learning appropriate to the needs of children and young people, Monday to Friday. Children and young people will be offered a range of indoor and outdoor active play, sport and leisure activities with Active Schools, Culture and Leisure North Lanarkshire (CLNL) and third-sector partners for the after-care and weekend service.

In line with government guidance, all staff and children and young people attending the hub schools are exercising social distancing measures and practising good hand hygiene while enjoying a range of activities. 

Appropriate risk assessments have been carried out at each venue and incorporate relevant adult/pupil ratios and the specific needs of children and young people.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES should any child who has symptoms of coronavirus, or who lives in a household where someone has symptoms, present at school. The whole family must follow the self-isolation advice.

As before, all parents/carers will need to complete a keyworker form on arrival at the hub school.

Volunteer staff should attend hub school nearest their place of work for 8.45am.

Family Learning Centres will continue to operate over the Easter holiday period and will be in direct contact with parents/carers utilising these facilities.

Please note that due to low demand, Jigsaw and Stepping Stones Family Learning Centres in Muirhead and Stepps will be closed from Thursday 9 April but parents and carers can still access childcare and school support at nearby Chryston High School.

If you would like to discuss any further early learning requirements, please email Jennifer O'Hara on O'HaraJ2@northlan.gov.uk or Louise Smith on SmithLou@northlan.gov.uk.

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