New childcare solutions for Key Workers in Peterhead

We are all indebted to the continued efforts of those key workers – doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, reception staff, cleaners, medical distributors, PPE suppliers, supermarket staff and all other workers servicing, supporting and maintaining the nation’s needs during this unprecedented time.

Since nurseries and schools have now closed parents who are key workers are facing even greater challenges than most; how can they continue to support the nation as a whole when they also need to support the needs of their children?

Thankfully a charity in Scotland is working to fill the childcare gap.

Flexible Childcare Services Scotland (FCSS), has announced today that they are working with Aberdeenshire Council’s Education Department to offer key workers in the Peterhead area a much-needed childcare service.

The service is exclusively available to front line staff in and around Peterhead who require childcare for them to work. Children from 6 months to 18 years old can use the service meaning that children from families with more than one child can stay together during the day and their parents have only one drop off and one collection for their children.

The new childcare service is situated in the Old Baptist Church, Errol Street, Peterhead, all parents who are looking for day-care, and who are frontline staff in the Peterhead area can contact to get more information.

Maureen Rennie, FCSS Aberdeenshire Manager is delighted to be able to support key workers and said:

“This is a great way to support families during this difficult time. People working together and pulling together to support frontline staff”.

Read the story on the Evening Express