12 May 2020
Yesterday’s announcement by the Prime Minister about our ability to move to Level 2 is extremely encouraging. Our staff have missed working with all of our young people and we are excited about the prospect of a new normal and seeing our participants again. We are working with schools directly to ensure we co-operate with them on our start up for Term 2 as well as ensuring we comply with their specific protocols.
24 Apr 2020
Following on from our message on Wednesday about waiting on a decision about in-home childcare services for Essential and Non-Essential service workers, we can now confirm that: For essential service workers, FREE in-home childcare services have been extended by MSD (Ministry of Social Development) to 8 May 2020. For ALL families, we understand that non-essential service workers may also need our support with children at home, whether you are working from home or not. Childcare services are now available through Youthtown at a rate of $30 an hour.
22 Apr 2020
Unfortunately MSD (Ministry of Social Development) have advised us that our After School Programmes cannot open during alert level 3, which is in place 28 April for at least two weeks. However we are waiting on a decision about an extension to the in-home childcare we are currently delivering for families of essential workers as well as to any family that requires this service during this period.

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