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Children Centres doing more than keeping little one entertained

Staff at Swansea's two Children Centres have been working hard to keep little ones entertained during lockdown.

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The centres at Penlan and Mayhill have been operating as childcare hubs during the last two months for some of Swansea's most vulnerable children.

They have also produced more than 400 activity packs for children, and as well as providing advice and support to families online or by phone they have also been posting regular activities including story times and song times via Facebook.

Due to the financial pressures that lockdown has brought staff have been helping families by providing emergency food hampers as well as support with other essentials such as nappies, clothing, wet-wipes and baby milk.

Sam Pritchard, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Children's Services, said: "The last few months have been very difficult for all families in Swansea and our Children's Centres have been working hard to help some of our most vulnerable young children through this period.

"I would like to thank our staff for continuing this service and for the help and support they continue to offer."

Details of all support available to families and young people in Swansea can be found at: https://www.swansea.gov.uk/coronavirushelpcyp

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