Shared Childcare

Allow small, consistent groups of younger children to be cared for in partnerships between families.

Why the contribution is important

Play and socialisation is as important as formal education if not more so for younger children. Balancing work and childcare is also more challenging with younger children. By sharing childcare between families, children have more opportunities to learn and grow whilst working parents are better able to meet the requirements of their jobs. By limiting the size of the groups, the spread of the virus is also controlled.

by RichardZ on May 07, 2020 at 07:21PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.2
Based on: 11 votes


  • Posted by Mariemunday May 07, 2020 at 20:07

  • Posted by Tobiw May 07, 2020 at 23:05

    This could be an excellent way of improving local community connection with neighbours, and likely to be a good long term benefit as well.
  • Posted by Josh May 08, 2020 at 06:56

    Even if it requires a commitment in these groups to operate as bubbles and all isolate if anyone tests positive/gets CV symptoms, it would allow for a much more well rounded routine for the children involved, especially only-children.

    Our two young boys started out well, engaging in home schooling and learning a lot, but they are getting increasingly frustrated and tired of the same old thing, and not seeing their friends. The youngest is due to start P1 in August and is afraid he won’t be able to.

    If we could re-create some of the school and socialising aspects in a local group, it would help a great deal to keep them happy and engaged until they can go back to school.
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