SUPPORTING FAMILES DURING LOCKDOWN
2021 and unfortunately we find ourselves in another lockdown to stop the new strain of coronavirus from spreading too fast. We all understand why the government takes such drastic action but it doesn't make it any easier to deal with. One of the biggest challenges working parents like us have is trying to balance childcare and work. We have two children at home and I would be the first to admit it is hard to give them the attention they deserve with a headset on or whilst working on the laptop. Our kids are spending way too much time in front of a screen for entertainment!
Most childcare providers for school aged children have closed, actually we have not found a single one open so far! We therefore decided we should look into what we could do to help. Childcare providers can open if they are providing care for children of keyworkers or children classed as vulnerable, you will be surprised how many jobs fall into the categories.
The official Scottish Government keyworker list can be found HERE