Shout out to Northumberland’s Early Years providers.
July 1, 2020
Thanks is being paid to those early year providers who have worked tirelessly over the past 14-weeks to ensure the youngest of our children have continued to be cared for during this difficult time.
Staff from Northumberland County Council have issued a heartfelt thank you to those who have kept Northumberland’s early years settings open for children of key workers, those most vulnerable, and in more recent weeks, opening up to more children as parents head back to work.
Councillor Wayne Daley, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Children’s Services said: “It has been overwhelming to see how Northumberland’s early years providers have pulled together for the benefit of the younger residents in our county.
“We appreciate how difficult it has been for them, and how confusing it must have been for children. To know that they have worked together to provide some stability, reassurance and enjoyment for all this time, and will continue to do so in the coming weeks is comforting, and we hope it has also put parents minds at ease.
“So, thank you to all of you who have gone above and beyond in your role for others.”
Nurseries and preschools have remained open since lockdown was announced in March, providing much needed care for children. As the Government ease restrictions, these settings will welcome back more children to further support the economy in getting people back to work.
Cath McEvoy-Carr, Executive Director for Adult and Children’s services said: “We cannot thank you, and your teams enough; for the personal sacrifices you have made, and for the continued support you have given those in your care. It has been amazing, and we are grateful for all that you have done and are doing as we move forward.”
For more information on Early Years settings, and to access resources you can use at home visit www.northumberland.gov.uk/