Councillor Roz Chadd, Hampshire County Council’s Executive Member for Education and Skills, said: “Pre-schools, schools and childminders across the county have been fantastic in their response to the national effort in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. They have pulled out all the stops to ensure those children who are unable to remain at home safely can be cared for in their settings.
“That said, it is reassuring to see that, generally, the number of children accessing the provision has been lower than expected as parents have heeded the government’s advice to keep their children at home.”
Additionally, the County Council’s Services for Young Children Team is on hand to help key workers, requiring support, to identify care provision. Key workers needing this support are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org and include their full contact details so that the team can assist parents and carers as quickly and efficiently as possible.