Plans In Place To Continue Kids’ Holiday Club

childrens services signThe Council says it will try to minimise disruption to the Holiday Club service, which provides activities for younger children, when the staff member who manages it goes on maternity leave.

Children’s Services Manager Joel Williams says Meriel King will be in post through the Easter holidays but they’ll need to make new arrangements for the summer period.

He says he’s currently talking to the Sports Hall to see if some sessions run for young people can be shared.

Members of last week’s Children and Young people’s Committee heard that the Holiday Club regularly runs at around 70% of it’s full capacity of 16 children, although Joel says they have the option to cancel sessions if less than 5 children are signed up.

He says the children of visiting families sometimes use the service too.

Cllr Mollie Peacock says some working parents rely on the service for childcare and she was concerned that they might be let down at the last minute if sessions are cancelled.

Joel assured her they’re arranged several weeks in advance and timely discussions take place with parents if they can’t be run.

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