BAND would like to celebrate and thank all the childcare providers in the City who are going above and beyond to keep childcare places open for key workers and vulnerable children.
From the 26 pre-school, nursery, afterschool & holiday playscheme settings we managed to contact today there are nearly 300 children attending.
We’re getting numerous stories of groups taking in new children, opening over bank holidays and extending their opening hours and days to ensure that the children are having a great time and their key worker parents/carers can carry on doing their incredible work that’s so important right now.
Thank you childcare workers, you’re doing an amazing job and are not forgotten.
Paediatric First aid Certificate extensions:
If your paediatric first aid certificate is due to expire, see advice from the Health and Safety Executive. It has announced a 3-month extension to the validity for all certificates coming up for renewal on or after 16 March 2020.
ACAS: Job Retention, Furlough, Holiday
Here’s a brief update on resources available to help employers during the Coronavirus pandemic. Including a new furlough letter template and an invitation to register for an upcoming Acas webinar.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme This HMRC advice page helps you find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave (‘furlough’) due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Furlough letter template
ACAS have produced a free-to-download template for employers to use to confirm that there is an agreement to temporarily furlough a worker or employee.
View updated Acas guidance on using holiday, including advice on bank holidays.
See all the ACAS advice on COVID-19 here:
Voscur suspends fees & offers resources
Voscur support, develop and represent Bristol’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector. They have suspended all their fees and charges until the end of April, this includes membership fees.
The Voscur website (www.voscur.org) is publishing lots of Corona related COVID-19 guidance, information and resources for all VCSE groups. This advice covers anything coming from Bristol Council or national govt. plus quite a lot on safe volunteering etc. They’re also uploading videos and making training available online.
FREE DOWNLOAD: COVID-19 Time Capsule
Natalie Long, a graphic designer (https://www.facebook.com/LongCreations/) has made a free Corona Virus Time Capsule worksheet download for anyone to use.
Natalie says on her website:
“We are all living through history and something I have said I wanted to do from the beginning is make a keepsake of this moment for us to look back on. I have saved newspapers, art work done by my kids, taken photos of all our days and kept a diary. BUT I have also been working on a “time capsule” work sheet for my daughter, son and I to fill out. This will be available as a FREE resource for any of my fans.”
You can Download the worksheet here: