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Emergency childcare

When you are a working parent and work for the NHS, no matter what precautions you take there are times when you will need emergency childcare cover.

Breakdown of normal childcare arrangements can occur for a number of reasons, for example your child's school may have a teacher training day; your childminder may become ill or the family member who usually cares for your children may go on holiday.  

All of these issues happen regularly. During these events you may have to find alternative arrangements or take annual leave.

The Family Support Team has negotiated discounted rates with a range of childcare settings around the area that will care for children from 0-12 years in order to help reduce the cost of the care and eliminate the problems of finding emergency cover.

If you need emergency cover, no matter how short the notice, contact the Family Support Team who will assist in signposting you to childcare providers that will suit your working pattern.

For more information please contact Amanda Wilkinson, HR Welfare Support Officer alternatively the full list of nurseries and childminders in the local aread can be found by visiting Southend's SHIP directory