Coronavirus Updates (COVID-19)
Free school meal information update 30/3/2020
We are waiting on government guidelines, which is due tomorrow (Tuesday). We hope to be able to update you by the end of the week. Currently we are only able to provide a collection service from the school.
If you are in isolation, please nominate a friend to collect. Please provide them with a text message to show on your behalf.
This is a the model we are hoping to provide, however we are waiting on the government guidelines.
GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE on key workers and sign up
Please follow the link to the .GOV website to find information on Key Workers:
Copies of the letter and form are available from the office.
Breakfast club will run from 8:30am and there will be NO after school clubs.
Children will need to be collected by 3pm everyday.
Wednesday 18th March 2020
Dear Parents and carers,
Re: School Closures
Aspirations Academies Trust is continuing to receive government guidance regarding which children its schools will remain open to in the coming weeks, following tonight’s announcement by the Prime Minister that all schools in England are to close on Friday 20th March.
I request your patience in this matter whilst planning is finalised and assure you further communication will follow as soon as we are able to share it with you.
Please understand that we will not be able to answer any individual queries tomorrow whilst we prioritise our next steps.
May I take the opportunity to thank you for your support at what is a very difficult time.
Best wishes to you all,
Mrs Alex Waddington.
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council
2, 3 and 4-year-old Early Years Funding Coronavirus: Information for Parents and Carers
18 March 2020
As a parents or carers of children that is accessing, or are shortly due to access, an early years funded place you may have questions about government funding in the event that your child doesn’t attend, or where a provider is advised to close by Public Health England.
The Department for Education has set out its expectation that local authorities should continue to pass on the government funding it receives for these entitlements to providers, in the event that any are advised to close by Public Health England or children are not able to attend due to coronavirus, to minimise short-term disruption.
With that in mind, in most cases government funded hours due to be paid to a childcare provider will continue to be paid, using a child’s ongoing entitlement. This process is vital to support ongoing sustainability of your childcare provider during this unprecedented time.
For instance, if your child attends 30 funded hours per week at a nursery and that nursery is advised to close due to the pandemic or cannot legally operate with a shortage of staff, that nursery will still be allocated those hours and will still be paid during their temporary closure.
That advice has been given to your BCP Council childminder, nursery, preschool or school nursery.
If you wish to move your child to an alternative provider you should be aware that your provider may require a maximum four weeks’ notice before your funded hours are available for a different childcare provider.
You may have other queries regarding ongoing funding. If you do, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
You can contact your BCP Council Early Years Funding Teams via firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com both email inboxes will be monitored.