Summer Activity Hubs
As we confirmed last week, our childcare hubs will continue to operate over the school summer holidays. These will be activity based and will run from Wednesday 1 July until Monday 10 August.
These will only be available for the children of key workers as listed in our key worker criteria where no alternative arrangements for childcare are available. Where there are two parents in a household both must be key workers.
Please note, from 22 June the hubs will operate from our secondary schools. During the summer hubs will be staffed by a mix of employees from across SBC, some summer students and Active Schools staff from Live Borders who will plan and organise an activity programme.
To help us understand how key worker parents plan to use this service over the summer we are asking those who have used the hubs to date to complete an online survey.
Details of how key workers will be able to book their children’s places will be communicated with parents/carers in due course.
It should be noted that due to wider COVID-19 implications Live Borders will be unable to provide its normal summer programme for young people in the Scottish Borders.
Current Childcare Hubs
As mentioned above, we will be moving our key worker parents/carers Childcare Hubs from their current locations to our secondary schools from Monday 22 June.
This will allow us to prepare those schools currently used as Hubs for the resumption of education when the new term starts in August.
If your child currently attends a childcare hub they can transfer to the new secondary school hub on 22 June where they will be supported by education staff, with who they will be familiar, for the final days of the school term.
The Early Years Hub locations largely remain the same, with changes to Selkirk and Galashiels hub locations.
Full details of the updated Childcare Hub locations are available here: http://ow.ly/Xcx130qQI90
The online booking form for week commencing Monday 22 June – which also contains the updated Childcare Hub locations - is available here: http://ow.ly/MhBD30qQI8s.
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