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Childcare hubs for key workers to stay open over Easter holidays

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Childcare hubs for key workers to stay open over Easter holidays

The children of key workers in the NHS and other critical sectors will still be able to use education and childcare hubs over the Easter holidays, the Scottish Government has confirmed.

Every local authority will keep support services open for the children of key workers, though the type of service available will depend on local demand.

Local authorities will contact key workers with children in childcare or education hubs to provide information on arrangements, which will also be updated on council websites.

Education Secretary John Swinney said: “I am very grateful to colleagues in education and childcare who are working so hard to deliver this service.

“Clearly these are unprecedented times and this will be a very different Easter holiday period for teachers and pupils across the country. I would like to thank all of those who have volunteered to provide support over this time.

“Our key workers are on the frontline of the response to coronavirus and it’s only right that we do everything we possibly can to support them.

“By keeping learning and childcare hubs open in our local authorities, we can make sure children are safe and well looked-after while their parents are doing critical jobs helping our communities.”

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