Schools update for families with key workers and vulnerable children

We know this is a very challenging time for parents and carers across our district. Our priority is protecting vulnerable children, making sure children are fed and that key workers’ children are cared for during the day.

The government has announced that due to Coronavirus (Covid-19), schools will close on Friday 20 March for the foreseeable future, except for children who are vulnerable or whose parents are key workers. The government has issued guidance about the children of Key Workers (whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response) and for children who are vulnerable. Schools and all registered childcare providers have been asked to continue to provide childcare for these children.

We are working with schools to ensure as many of them as possible are open from Monday 23 March to relieve pressure on families and key workers.

You can find more information about key workers here.

You can find details and advice on school closures in on our website

For parents of children under 5 looking for childcare as a result of the closure of schools and childcare settings, please use the Bradford Childcare Finder to assist you. If you need further help to find childcare please e-mail and a member of the team will contact you.

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

The advice from the NHS is to protect yourselves and reduce any risks by practicing good hand hygiene. Specifically:

  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

  • put used tissues in the bin straight away

  • wash your hands with soap and water often for 20 seconds

  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth if your hands are not clean

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online. Use the NHS 111 online service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home

  • your condition gets worse

  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Use the 111 online coronavirus service at

Helpful links

Coronavirus UK government response

NHS coronavirus advice and information

Government travel advice

Guidance for employers and businesses

Bradford district coronavirus advice and information

COVID-19 Update

Pre-School Closure!

Pied Piper Pre-School will be closing our setting from Friday 3rd April until we are told by our Local Authority that it is safe to reopen.

You can keep in touch with us via our Facebook, or for any inquiries regarding funding, or available places for when we are able to return you can email us at

We look forward to seeing you all soon. Keep safe from all the staff and committee of Pied Piper Pre-School.

Pre-School re-opening


We have plans to re-open to all children on Monday 8th June 2020.


Following the guidance, we have had to have made some changes to the way we will be delivering our childcare service for the rest of the term. If you have not already, please get in touch to confirm a place for your child. Further guidance on how we have made changes to our pre-school are available to view in setting or a copy can be sent to you by request. For more information on childcare places, or for anything else, please call, or email, and we will be happy to help. 

We are very happy to welcome you back, and thank you for your continued support.