Childcare Update from the Parent Council

Childcare Update from the Parent Council

The recent Parent Council Childcare Survey had 44 responses, representing 75 Crown children. Of these responses:

  • 84% wished childcare for children attending Crown Primary School to be developed/improved/expanded
  • 27 children who currently do not have a space would use one if it was available in August ’15
  • 15 of the 3-4yr old children would use Nursery childcare.

Next Steps
Representatives from the Parent Council and James Cook, Depute Headteacher, met with the local Childcare & Family Resource Officer to explore potential next steps towards meeting local demand for childcare.

We have agreed that a Highland Council survey to assess your childcare needs in more detail will take place after the summer holidays.

We hope you will all support this survey and share your views to ensure an accurate picture of what parents and children need.

In the meantime the Childcare & Family Resource Officer has been in contact with local childcare services to find availability.

If you are currently looking for childcare:

Crown Corner Club, Crown Church – currently have a waiting list but are looking to increase the number of children they are registered to take. They may be able to accommodate your child soon if you ask to be added to their waiting list .
Contact Fiona on 07796 400625.  http://www.crown-church.co.uk/index.asp?pageid=149756

Les Enfants After School Care, Scout Hut at Walker Park – currently have spaces for children and can possibly arrange transport from Crown via the Childcare & Family Resource Officer.
Contact Denise on 01463 772923.    http://www.lesenfantsnurseries.co.uk/page26.html

Fliperz, Merkinch Hall – currently have spaces for children and can possibly arrange transport from Crown via the Childcare & Family Resource Officer.
Contact 01463 234232.

Crown Breakfast Club, Crown Church –  currently have spaces.
Contact Ange on 07753 485820.

If you need assistance with transport for your child to attend Les Enfants or Fliperz or with accessing another childcare service you can contact Hayley Brown, Childcare & Family Resource Officer, The Highland Council, on 01479 812974.

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