Childcare During Summer 2020

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on so many countries around the world. Daddy Daycare closed its doors at the end of March when the government introduced lockdown however thanks to the furlough scheme we have been able to retain our excellent team of staff. As a result we will survive, we will be opening again and supporting our community. After months of lockdown, home schooling and entertainment indoors many of our families welcome the idea of a summer holiday club if the proper precautions are taken to keep our children safe. This page offers an overview of the service we can offer and the precautions we will take.


On the 24th June the Scottish Government confirmed childcare can reopen from the 15th July, which is a Wednesday. As it is mid week and we anticipate needing time to prepare / clean we will open from Monday 20th July. for three weeks. It seams unlikely the guidelines will permit taking large groups of children on public transport this summer 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 the staff are qualified in child protection, health and hygiene and 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,

  • 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..

  • 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 creating a walk through pickup system that observes social distancing and minimises risk to all parties. 


We will need to ask parents to bring in lunch and snacks to reduce the risk of contamination caused by more than one person touching food. ,


Dates available are as follows

20th - 24th July

27th - 31st July

3rd - 7th August

We will be closed for training and settling of P1 children on the 10th and 11th August

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

If phase 3 is delayed and 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