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Alternative schooling for children of key workers

If you are a key worker, we can arrange an alternative school or nursery for your child or children to attend if their current school or nursery is closed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Whilst we can not always guarantee we will be successful, we will attempt to find a place at a school or nursery that is located either near your home or place of work.

After you complete your application we will contact you within 48 hours.

Apply for alternative schooling

Who qualifies as a key worker?

This service is only applicable if either parent of a child is a key worker. A key worker is someone who works in any of the following roles/sectors:

  • Health and social care
  • Education and child care
  • Key public services
  • Local and national government
  • Food and other necessary goods
  • Public safety and national security
  • Transport
  • Utilities, communication and financial services

For more information about key workers please visit GOV.UK.