Childcare for Key Workers

Following the FM’s announcement last weekend, City of Edinburgh Council schools will be providing childcare for the children of Key Workers and “vulnerable” children starting on the 6th January 2020.

Below is a flow chart to determine if you meet the criteria for “Key Worker”. If you feel that you may be eligible for childcare then please complete the application form using the link below.

Please note that childcare is only being offered during normal school/setting hours. In mainstream secondary schools, the offer is only for S1 to S3.

Link to application for Key Worker childcare

The Scottish Government have published new guidance regarding schools reopening in January which includes updated information on Key Worker status. This can be found here.

All school staff and school-based FM staff are considered by City of Edinburgh Council to be Category 1 and 2 Key Workers and therefore any staff with children in a City of Edinburgh Council establishment may apply for childcare at their own child’s school, if they meet the criteria on the flowchart.