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Don't put him next to a key worker kid ...

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VicesReturning Fri 22-May-20 18:40:16

To all the parents apparantly worried and complaining to school about your child having to be in a bubble with a key worker kid ...

Most of these kids have already had it and are likely (though we know not definitely) immune right now!

So they are probably the ones you should be hoping little Jonny sits next to!

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BeforeIPutOnMyMakeup Fri 22-May-20 18:43:50

A key worker kid could be the child of 1/2 adults who don't work in public facing roles and can work in physical isolation.

Drivingdownthe101 Fri 22-May-20 18:44:07

Bloody hell are people moaning about this?
I’m praying DD is put with her best friend who is a ‘keyworker kid’... her mum is an ICU Doctor.
Wouldn’t occur to be to kick off about them being put with the child of a keyworker. And if I did have an issue with it, I’d keep mine at home.

Notsafetogo Fri 22-May-20 18:46:38

Our ‘keyworker kids’ are going to be in a separate bubble from the other kids as they need full time care and the non keyworker kids are going to be doing part time.

ReceptionTA Fri 22-May-20 18:54:16

We're going to have a key worker bubble, but also key workers children who have been able to stay at home (such as where one parent doesn't work) will be going into their class bubble.

Don't start me on parents asking for their child to be on the same rota as "Popular Johnny". Or to not have the same day as "Naughty Eric"

RickOShay Fri 22-May-20 18:57:27

That’s awful.

CodenameVillanelle Fri 22-May-20 18:57:33

My kid's school is keeping the key worker kids in their existing group and not integrating them with their year groups. Shame for my year 6 DS but I suppose it keeps the risk down.

ScarfLadysBag Fri 22-May-20 19:03:56

I don't get this anyway as not all 'key workers' are going out to work. You can be a key worker and be working from home. My friend and her husband are both key workers and WFH, so will be sending their child back to nursery as it's been almost impossible for them to juggle work and childcare. But their child won't have been at any risk of exposure. So what they really mean is 'NHS workers', surely?

ScarfLadysBag Fri 22-May-20 19:06:27

The uptake here for the key worker spaces in schools was minuscule though. I think they ended up closing pretty much every school as about 5% of the expected numbers showed up. No idea how or why, as the next council area over had too many!

Aroundtheworldin80moves Fri 22-May-20 19:13:33

Would it make it easier if 'Keyworker kids' were issued with a badge and a leper bell?

How do people know which kids are 'keyworker' kids anyway? Obviously some have been at school throughout, but lots haven't.

Laiste Fri 22-May-20 19:38:27

Our school has said they are going to keep key worker's children in the same (mixed age) group that they are in already, and separate from the July incomer bubbles.

I'm not sure of the logic behind it. I assumed it was because they are a happy familiar unit as they are.

Stravabeaver Fri 22-May-20 19:46:35

Keyworker kids more likely to have it.... and be spreaders.. apparently. I fucking annoyed as my 'keyworker kid' 4 year old will remain with other kw kids and not get to be around his friends who return to reception. Its bollocks

Drivingdownthe101 Fri 22-May-20 19:48:48

I’m pretty sure government guidance was that keyworker children from returning year groups should go with their year group... that’s how our head interpreted it anyway.

Barbie222 Fri 22-May-20 19:48:48

Key workers are in a separate bubble because bubbles can't mix, so at our school you can choose between part time with cohort or full time in KW group if you are KW.

Stravabeaver Fri 22-May-20 19:52:45

Yep same Barbie. Try explaining that to a 4 year old!

simonisnotme Fri 22-May-20 19:52:46

our 'key worker kids' are in their own bubble , so wont be mixing with little johnny

Drivingdownthe101 Fri 22-May-20 19:53:39

Yeah I can see the sense in that. Ours are all going back full time so not that same issue.

starrynight19 Fri 22-May-20 19:55:42

The thing is wrap around care will only be available to key worker children so for that to happen they need to stay in their own key worker bubble rather than mix with their class through the day.

Drivingdownthe101 Fri 22-May-20 19:56:24

We don’t have any wrap around care available at all.

ShootsFruitAndLeaves Fri 22-May-20 19:57:59

> Most of these kids have already had it

ORLY? I must have missed the ONS release on that.

I don't think you should make such statements.

PonderLand Fri 22-May-20 20:00:01

Ah I did wonder if this is why my child is off to the portacabin and why they called it a 'keyworker place' when we haven't needed to use the keyworker place for lockdown. I don't feel okay about it but maybe i'm wrong?

Devlesko Fri 22-May-20 20:08:39

Are is this real?
I'd make them look after their own kids, entitled fuckers.
How horrible.

StrawberryBlondeStar Fri 22-May-20 20:11:09

My children’s school parents have demanded the key worker children be separate to the rest of the school.

Soontobe60 Fri 22-May-20 20:11:39

What a load of bollocks! As has already been stated, if 'most key worker children' have already had it, those schools would have been closed and it would have made front page news.
Talk about scaremongering.

Drivingdownthe101 Fri 22-May-20 20:13:04

My children’s school parents have demanded the key worker children be separate to the rest of the school

And the school have given in?
Our headmistress wouldn’t give any time to that sort of demand, thankfully. She has made plans, and if people aren’t happy with the plans they can stay at home.

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