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Childcare for Key Worker Children

The provision of schooling for the children of key workers within Jordanhill School has now ceased.

 Information on access to summer holiday provision via Glasgow City Council has been issued to all users of the service. Click on Summer Childcare below.

The working assumption is now that all children will return to school full-time in August. In the event that the contingency of blended learning is introduced, then any childcare provision would be external to the school. We will publish details as and when the need arises.

Scottish Government has set out the following criteria

  • Only key workers who cannot fulfil their critical functions working remotely from home should qualify for critical childcare provision. If they are able to work effectively from home, even if this is while providing childcare themselves, they should be expected to do so.
  • If one parent is a key worker (see above) and the other is not, the non-key worker should normally be expected to provide childcare.
  • Key workers should not be required to rely for childcare upon people who are in the stringent social distancing category, such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
  • If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.

Jordanhill School Is not a regulated provider of childcare. The school cannot therefore offer childcare provision during the holiday period. Under the COVID-19 guidelines neither can the school let other organisations use our facilities for such purposes.

We have reached agreement with Glasgow City Council that key workers who are parents of children attending Jordanhill School can apply to access the city’s provision. The first step in accessing provision is to register here.

The form requires parents to provide employer information and GCC will contact parents and/or employers where they find it unclear as to whether you meet the criteria or not. The City will be firming up the practical details of where services will run, lunch provision etc. in the course of w/b 15 June. Parents will be notified of this detail when they are notified that their application has been accepted. Please note that Jordanhill School has no locus in these matters and cannot answers any question you may have.

While access to the City’s provision will be free for parents, Jordanhill School will be charged for every session booked. At present there is no agreement in place to reimburse the school. Potentially therefore this service will be provided to the detriment of other parts of the school’s services. We would therefore ask that you exercise some judgement and utilise the service only when it is essential as is the general intent of such provision for all key workers.