Childcare Offer for 3 – 4 year olds (30 hours)

Childcare Offer for 3 – 4 year olds (30 hours)

The Childcare Offer, which provides eligible families with up to 30 hours of government funded early education and childcare for 3 and 4 year olds was suspended in April to allow resources to be refocused to support the childcare needs of critical workers and vulnerable children through the Coronavirus Childcare Assistance Scheme (C-CAS).

With schools set to return from September, the Offer will reopen for applications enabling families to start accessing the funded childcare.

Parents who would have been eligible for the Offer in the summer term, but who missed out on a full term because they had not started taking up the Offer before the pandemic, will be able to submit their applications from mid-August.

Applications from parents whose child becomes eligible for the Offer in the autumn term will be considered from the start of September onwards.

Please bear with us as after the Minister’s announcement today, we are now working on updating our Childcare Offer website in preparation for applications.

Further information and updates can been sourced from the following:
•https://gov.wales/childcare-offer-wales-reopen

•The Family Information Service Flintshire by email at fisf@flintshire.gov.uk or send a message via social media – you can find it on Facebook and Twitter. You can also contact them via http://www.dewis.wales or http://www.fis.wales

Any queries please email childcareofferapplications@flintshire.gov.uk or telephone 01352 703930.

Cofion cynnes / Kind regards

Byra Foulkes

Rheolwr Cymorth y Blynyddoedd Cynnar | Early Years Support Manager

Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol | Social Services
Canolfan Westwood | The Westwood Centre

Cyngor Sir Y Fflint | Flintshire County Council

Stryd Tabernacl |Tabernacle Street

Bwcle| Buckley

CH7 2JT

Wrexham Food Bank Donations

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Further to our email last week regarding supporting a foodbank charity instead of accepting end of year staff gifts, we are pleased to tell you we have chosen Wrexham Food Bank to receive all donations. I have been in touch with them to organise how best to receive your donations and they are absolutely thrilled that our community is supporting them.

To donate safely, please right click on the link below and then choose ‘open link in new tab’ which takes you directly to the Wrexham Food Bank homepage. Scroll down and choose the donate button under the subheading ‘One-Off Gifts’. This then gives you the option to donate safely online, using either Paypal or a credit or debit card. On both of these options there is a space to write a note and if you add “on behalf of Ysgol Estyn community” here, all donations from us will be recognised and they will send out a grand total of the amount raised and a note of appreciation.

The link to Wrexham Food Bank is as follows:

Donate money

We decided this would be the best way to donate, rather than set up a just giving page, as 100% of all donations then go directly to Wrexham Food Bank.

Again, we would reiterate that there is absolutely no obligation to donate, but if you did wish to on our behalf, instead of gifts, that would be very much appreciated. If you have any problems or are unable to donate in this way, please get in touch and we will help in any way we can.

Many thanks again for all your support in these challenging times,

Mr Jones and Ysgol Estyn Staff

The Trussell Trust runs the largest network of foodbanks in the UK, giving emergency food and support to people in crisis. Thirteen million people live below the poverty line and in the last year we gave 1,583,668 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.

wrexham.foodbank.org.uk

Donate money | Wrexham Foodbank

The Trussell Trust runs the largest network of foodbanks in the UK, giving emergency food and support to people in crisis. Thirteen million people live below the poverty line and in the last year we gave 1,583,668 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.

The Trussell Trust runs the largest network of foodbanks

The Trussell Trust runs the largest network of foodbanks in the UK, giving emergency food and support to people in crisis. Thirteen million people live below the poverty line and in the last year we gave 1,583,668 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.

wrexham.foodbank.org.uk

Donate money | Wrexham Foodbank

The Trussell Trust runs the largest network of foodbanks in the UK, giving emergency food and support to people in crisis. Thirteen million people live below the poverty line and in the last year we gave 1,583,668 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.

The Trussell Trust runs the largest network of

Easter Holidays

Dear Parents and Pupils,

Glad to see so many of you enjoying the work that the teachers have set for you..

In case you may have forgotten, schools break up for Easter tomorrow. I know we are not in school and everything is a little strange at the moment, but I have some good news!!

Head Teachers in Flintshire have been talking and we have all decided that you should all still have an Easter holiday. So from this Friday, 3rd April, you can all have 2 weeks off from doing school work at home.

Teachers will not be working with you for the Easter holidays because they need a break too. You can finish off work set if you like, or you can close the computer and do absolutely nothing.

For those of you who like being practical, I have attached some simple STEM activities that you may like t complete over the holiday. Feel free up copy the school in on @ysgolestyn if you complete any of these fun tasks.

To keep whoever is looking after you happy however, you all need to do one thing over these two weeks!

Tidy your rooms please!!!!

Have fun and stay safe. We will see you back to ‘work’ again from Monday, 20th April.

Kind Regards

Mr Jones

Family Fun!!

Free School Meals Information

For the attention of any families in receipt of Free School Meals. I have received the following information from Flintshire:

Free school meals – week commencing Monday, 30 March

Pupils in receipt of free school meals will have a packed lunch delivered to their door from next week until further notice.

This service is provided by NEWydd Catering & Cleaning in partnership with Flintshire County Council and is delivered in place of the usual school meals provided.

Please ensure that you read the food allergy advice information on the food packaging to avoid any food intolerances.

Please note that these are interim arrangements and as arrangements change we will let you know.

If parents have any enquiries or concerns, please contact Flintshire County Council on 01352 752121 or email freeschoolmeals@flintshire.gov.uk

All pupils entitled to free school meals will have a delivery direct to their home address. There is no requirement for pupils to be visiting their school or the hub sites.

Kind Regards

Mr Jones