Critical childcare provision details
The Scottish Government and local authorities are working together to ensure key workers with no other option for childcare can request access for childcare to allow them to continue to play their vital role in the national response to COVID-19.
Decisions around eligibility for key worker childcare will be taken locally, in line with the guidance available here: www.gov.scot/keyworkerchildcare.
We want to reduce the impact of the virus, keep children and families safe and save lives. Only key workers who cannot fulfil their critical functions may qualify for critical childcare provision. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
If you have younger children
Start small. If you have a young child, the best thing you can do is play together. Read stories, sing songs, dance around and have fun. You can find lots of ideas on our games pages.
Let them take the lead and see what fun you can have. You could even ask them to help you make lunch and snacks or sort the washing.
Need more help?
If you’re having to balance looking after your children with working from home, we’ve got some great tips from other parents here.
You can find more hints and tips on how to support your child’s learning at home here.
If you need further learning resources to help get you started, check out our page here.