Guidance for Parents
Schools were closed on Friday 20 March until further notice. I am acutely aware this will create huge difficulties for local families scrambling to find childcare. Rest assured I will be raising this issue urgently in Parliament next week, as I know many parents face the prospect of unpaid leave if they cannot find childcare. That is simply unacceptable.
If you are a key worker, or your child has a social worker or is on an Educational Health and Care Plan, your child will be entitled to continue going to school. However, if your child can be safely cared for at home they should be and key workers can apply for emergency childcare through Sheffield Council here.
The list of key workers is available here.
The Government have also guaranteed that free schools meals will be available for eligible pupils despite school closures either through collection, delivery or vouchers. Contact your school to find out their specific plan and you can find more information here