Month: July 2020

Summer Reading Challenge

This year the Summer Reading Challenge will be slightly different. There will be an emphasis on a new bilingual website developed by the Reading Agency. This includes a safe sign-up process, a personal profile area where children can set reading goals, review books and view book recommendations. There will also be a forum to chat to friends, play games, download and print activities, as well as family activities with rewards and unlockable content to keep children and families engaged throughout the summer months.

Children can borrow books from Fishguard, Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Pembroke Dock and Tenby libraries via an Order & Collect service. Orders are taken over the phone or from an online form. The books are selected by library staff for collection at an agreed date and time. Anyone borrowing books will also be given a Silly Squad pack of goodies, including a poster, stickers, a pencil, certificate and medal.

Silly Squad English

Sgwad Gwirion Cwm

Summer Play Provision

Keyworker Provision Childcare Update

Pembrokeshire County Council childcare provision for children of key worker families will come to an end on Friday, 24th July.

The Authority has run childcare provision for key worker families since the start of lockdown, initially in schools and then in 21 childcare hubs across the county.

The provision returned to schools when schools re-opened on June 29th.

However, from Saturday, July 25th if you have a school-aged child, you should arrange summer childcare via your normal childcare provider.

If you have a child who is under four years-old (pre-school) you may be eligible for the Coronavirus Childcare Assistance Scheme (CCAS).

Funding is available until 31st August 2020 to support with the cost of registered childcare provision for vulnerable children and children of critical workers who must leave the home to carry out their work.

Under the CCAS a parent / guardian is eligible to receive Government-funded childcare if:

·         They have a child or children, of pre-school age; and

·         They are a critical worker – see eligibility here:

Parents should only apply for childcare to cover their working hours; and if the child/children cannot be cared for by a spouse or other family members.

Evidence of eligibility of critical worker status will be required as part of the application process.

This can be a critical worker letter which includes the name and address of the applicant(s) or, if the letter does not include the name and address of the applicant, please supply a recent payslip.

For an application form to book a childcare place under the Coronavirus Childcare Assistance Scheme please contact:

A confirmation will then be sent to you to confirm your child/children has/have a place.

It is very important that you do not turn up at the childcare settings if you have not received a confirmation email from us.

The Council has put measures in place to open a limited number of our registered childcare settings to provide CCAS funding.

Please see the following link for the list of relevant registered providers: