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Council thanks emergency childcare hub staff

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24 June 2020

Image of a hand holding a crayon and a jar of crayonsSchool leaders, teachers and council staff involved in the running of the emergency childcare and emergency special childcare hubs have been thanked by Powys County Council for the dedication and commitment they have shown over the last three months.

The school-based emergency childcare hubs will close at 6pm today (Wednesday, June 24) to allow those schools to prepare for re-opening next week. The hubs have provided childcare provision seven days a week for the last three months to support key workers and also supported vulnerable learners.

In a joint statement, Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Education and Property, and Lynette Lovell, the council's Interim Chief Education Officer, said:

"We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the running of the emergency childcare and special childcare hubs since March.

"It is only right that we pay tribute to dedication of all those who have made this provision a success in difficult circumstances. Due to the diligence and courage of all those involved, there has not been a single breakout of Covid-19 in any of these hubs over the last three months.

"Our staff have shown true commitment and dedication to all children in Powys by providing this provision seven days a week, from 8am to 6pm. This is something to be proud of.

"We especially want to thank the hub leaders for the role that they have played over the last three months.   We realise the hours they have spent making sure the hubs operated smoothly. They have reassured children and parents, staff members and made sure that the hubs were safe for everyone every single day - their leadership has been second to none.

"This has been a huge achievement and we just want to thank those for all their efforts over the last three months. Thank you."

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