31 March 2020

Skar now providing 24-hour emergency childcare

Skar now providing 24-hour emergency childcare

Children aged 0 - 12 who do not have coronavirus symptoms, with at least one parent working in an essential field have been admitted at Skar for emergency childcare during standard opening hours for the past two weeks. As of Monday 30 March, this also applies to parents needing childcare service who work outside of standard opening hours, e.g. very early in the morning, in the evenings, nights or on weekends. Skar also provides this emergency care free of charge for parents who do not currently have their children enrolled at Skar.

Locations in Arnhem-Schuytgraaf and Huissen are open.

The first locations admitting children outside of standard opening hours are De Wereld in de wijk Schuytgraaf (Arnhem municipality) and IKC ’t Holthuus in Huissen (Lingewaard municipality). Children aged 0 - 12 can also spend the night. Both locations have made all the preparations, together with the municipality, fire department and public health institute (GGD).

The 24-hour emergency childcare is open to children who live in these municipalities and who meet the conditions for emergency childcare. Those conditions are listed on the Dutch Government website: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/veelgestelde-vragen-per-onderwerp/kinderopvang/cruciale-beroepen

For parents who are unable to get childcare, this emergency childcare is free of charge. In the Overbetuwe municipality, De Fruitboom in Elst will soon provide this emergency childcare. They are currently taking the final steps in their preparations.

For more information on how to register and for the current list of location, please check the corona news page.