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Kirsty Williams MS, Minister for Education announcement about Schools

On 3rd June, Kirsty Williams MS,Minister for Education, announced plans for the next phase of education and childcare in Wales.  From 29 June children will begin returning to schools, and childcare settings will be able to increase the number of children they care for.  Guidance to support childcare settings to prepare will be published next week, covering requirements around social distancing, infection control, access to testing and PPE.


As an organisation and with our CWLWM partners we will be supporting the childcare sector with their plans to re-openfollowing the Covid 19 lockdown. We are developing the following resources to help you implement measures that need to be put into place prior to re-opening. If there is anything else you feel would be useful for your sector at this time,please let us know.  Our staff are here to help you.  Keep smiling, keep playing #Diolch!


  • Re-Opening Following Temporary Closure (COVID-19)and Checklist - to address how to prepare to re-open, and address changes to key policies and procedures whilst social distancing guidelines are in place.
  • Parents’ Questionnaire - to determine take up of places on re-opening
  • Playworking after Covid-19- some great guidance and lots of ideas  to support you through this process of introducing children and young people back into the play environment whilst taking into account the new social distancing and infectious control guidelines
  • Covid-19: Risk Assessment Plan– for identifying, addressing and reporting any Covid-19 hazards. 
  • Template for Cleaning Systems - to consider communal areas and frequently used areas, outlining who is responsible for cleaning and how frequently cleaning will need to occur
  • Temporary Closure of Club Policy – if due to unforeseen circumstances, a Club needs to close.
  • Promoting Children’s Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing 


We are also developing the following resources around funding and finances, marketing and governance.

Funding and finances

  • Cashflow forecasts to predict income and expenditure (also needed if making funding applications).
  • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) analysis.
  • Funding sources.
  • Top tips for making strong funding applications.
  • Preparing accounts.


  • Engaging with families.
  • Questionnaire assessing parental need in the lead up to Clubs’ re-opening.
  • Setting up social media.
  • Creating a marketing strategy.


  • Staff recruitment and retention.
  • Workforce planning.
  • Supervision and appraisal.
  • Mental health support.
  • Team building.


  • Committee recruitment, including template letter to local businesses/community.
  • Protecting committee members.

If there is any information, guidance or resources you feel would be useful for your sector at this time, please get in touch!


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