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North Somerset school and early years childcare support for key workers and vulnerable learners

by mikebell on 20 March, 2020

From the end of the school day today, schools and early years childcare settings across North Somerset will be closing to most pupils until further notice, but will continue to provide support for the children of key workers and vulnerable learners.

North Somerset Council is working with schools to ensure that all children entitled to continuing attendance are provided for.

Executive member for children Cllr Catherine Gibbons said: “If you are a key worker or your child is in a group identified to continue to attend school and your child or children’s schools are closed, we will work with other schools and redirect you to a local school in your area that your child, or children, can attend.

“The same applies for nurseries. We are keen to ensure that parents who have a critical role to play in supporting the community through these challenging times can continue their vital work.”

The council has lists of establishments that are open or co-locating. If your child or children can continue to attend – see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers – and your school is closed you should email the school admissions team at admissions@n-somerset.gov.uk with the name, date of birth, year group, registered school and home address of your child or children.

Parents of children with an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan) or with a social worker should also provide details of the plan or name of their social worker as appropriate.

For information about early years childcare settings open for the children of key workers and vulnerable children email early.years@n-somerset.gov.uk.

The teams will get back to parents as soon as possible although, due to the communications required, this may not be straight away.

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