These sites join nine existing hubs across the county borough currently providing childcare for key workers – at Bedwas High, Blackwood Primary, Idris Davies 3-18, Lewis School, Risca Community Comprehensive, Trinity Fields, St James’ Primary School, Rhiw Syr Dafydd and at Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni (Gellihaf site).
Councillor Barbara Jones, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s cabinet member for education and achievement, said: “The hubs have helped support the delivery of essential services during this period of national emergency by providing childcare to enable those in critical roles to continue working.
“We also recognise that this period of extended school closures will be particularly difficult for some of our more vulnerable children; these additional hubs aim to provide additional support to those pupils during the current crisis.”
We need your help. For the last ten years, Caerphilly Observer has provided an award-winning, balanced, and independent news service to the people of Caerphilly County Borough.
However, running a professional news service comes at a financial cost. Caerphilly Observer is predominantly funded through advertising and while this has supported us in the past, the future economic outlook in light of the coronavirus outbreak looks bleak.
We believe the public should be informed about their community, coherently and with context. We also believe that public interest journalism should not be put behind a paywall.
We are asking readers for their support to help us develop and grow our service.
Our membership costs just £3 a month and in return, you won’t have to put up with adverts on our website.