The Council is continuing its childcare arrangements during the Covid-19 pandemic by running a hub model across Merthyr Tydfil to meet the needs of school age children up to the age of 14 whose parents are both critical key workers. Arrangements for Pre-school children are currently in existing childcare settings that remain open across the borough however this is under constant review.
Every effort to care for children at home should be made before using childcare and new applicants should consider carefully the guidance provided below on key worker roles before applying for a place within these hubs.
Currently childcare hubs are open weekdays between 8am and 4pm. From the 6th April this will be extended to 6pm.
From the 4th April childcare hubs will be also be open on weekends providing a service between 8am and 6pm.
Please note there is different eligibility criteria for weekdays and weekends/bank holidays, please see below for clarification.
Guidance documents are available on this page which provide further information.
Parents will be informed of any changes as they happen.
Please Note We require 5 days’ notice to provide childcare
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Both parents must be key workers within:
|Locality||Hub School(s)||Accepting Key Worker pupils From:|
|North||Goetre Primary School||Primary Schools - Goetre; Pantyscallog; Dowlais; Gellifaelog; St Aloysius; Gwaunfarren; Ysgol y Graig
High Schools - Pen y Dre, Bishop Hedley
|Central||Caedraw Primary School||Primary Schools - Caedraw; Heolgerrig; Cyfarthfa Park; Ysgol y Coed y Derwen; St. Illtyds; St. Marys; Twynyrodyn
High Schools - Cyfarthfa
|South 1||Troedyrhiw Primary School||Primary School - Troedyrhiw; Abercanaid; Ynysowen
High Schools - Afon Taf
|South 2||Trelewis Primary School||Primary school - Trelewis; Bedlinog; Edwardsville
High Schools - Afon Taf
|Welsh Language||Ysgol Rhyd y Grug||Primary Schools - Ysgol Rhyd y Grug; Ysgol Santes Tudfil
High Schools - Rhydywaun
Greenfield Special School & Ty Dysgu Homfrey will also open to key worker families as per the guidance
In Addition to the above preschool childcare for our youngest should be available from the following locations :
|North 1||Funtazia Day Nursery, Prince Charles Hospital||Vanessa Jones|
|North 2||Seren Bach, Gurnos Community Centre||Hazel Howard|
|Central 1||Here We Grow, The College Merthyr Tydfil||Amanda Parks|
|South 1||Trinity Day Nursery||Tania Stephens|
|South 2||Llwynog Bychain Beddllwynog||Leanne Amos|
Free school meals are being delivered to those pupils who are eligible and have requested them via their school. If you are not receiving a delivery but you would like one and are eligible please contact the school you would normally attend.