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Childcare During February 2021

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on so many countries around the world. Daddy Daycare closed its doors at the end of March 2020 when the government introduced lockdown, however thanks to the furlough scheme we have been able to retain our excellent team of staff and as a result have survived and are open once again, supporting our community. After months of lockdown, home schooling and entertainment indoors many of our families welcomed the idea of a summer and October holiday club with the proper precautions in place keep our children safe and we are continuing this as we move towards February 2021. This page offers an overview of the service we offer and the precautions we have been taking.


It still seems unlikely the guidelines will permit taking large groups of children on public transport so we are planning a holiday club that makes the most of our local resources. Daddy Daycare has a fantastic venue at St James Church, 57 Inverleith row, which has a large hall, a separate quiet room and a private garden with swings and a slide. We offer a wide range of toys and equipment, our staff are experienced and many of them have childcare qualifications. All of our staff are qualified in child protection, health and hygiene, as well as paediatric first aid. 



To minimise the risk of infection to the children in our care we are taking the following measures:

  • We will keep the children in small groups considerably reducing the risk of infection. (number to be confirmed by the guidelines)

  • Commonly touched areas will be cleaned regularly with antibacterial spray throughout the day and all items and areas are cleaned at the end and/or start of day.

  • Children, parents and staff will be temperature checked on arrival and any child with a COVID-19 symptom will be sent home and not be allowed to attend the club for 7-14 days depending on the family situation and current guidelines.

  • Children will wash hands at several points during the day, including on arrival, before and after eating, before and after an activity and after using the toilet. 

  • Alcohol hand wash will be will be available on arrival for parents and children.

  • The only adults permitted to be in the hall with the children will be Daddy Daycare staff. Drop off and pickup will be managed by a one-way walk through pickup system that observes social distancing and minimises risk to all parties. 


We ask parents to please provide a lunch and water bottle to reduce the risk of contamination, and we are now able to provide a simple snack each day consisting of a fruit or vegetable and a carbohydrate.


Dates available are as follows:

8th to 12th February

15th February

You can book now be emailing us, payment will be required to confirm the booking

If a change in the phase conditions means we are unable to provide the care you have booked we will refund 100% of the cost.

If your child is unable to attend a booked session for any reason, not just COVID19, then you will not receive a refund unless we can find another family to take your place.

Payments can be made by childcare voucher or bank transfer, payment will need to be made in advance of attending and refunds are only offered if you give 28 days notice.


If you would like more information please email us on

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