Moray Council has been urged to keep childcare arrangements as flexible as possible during the summer months.
Looking after children has been a challenge for many during the coronavirus pandemic with some working from home while others have continued to travel for key roles.
The Scottish Government has told local authorities that care should continue for key worker families during the summer holidays.
Moray Council has launched a consultation to gauge demand during the break as well as beyond August.
Local MSP Richard Lochhead said: “I would urge the Moray Council to be as flexible as it possibly can be, in the terms of delivering this vital childcare provision over the summer period, so we can ensure that vulnerable children, key workers and their families are supported as best as possible.”
The survey has been launched on the council’s website and is only available to key worker families currently receiving childcare from the authority.
Chief education officer Vivienne Cross said: “The range and quality of activities on offer so far has been incredible and the tireless dedication of our staff and volunteers has been tremendous.
“While we expect this to continue we’re aware that many families will be taking well-earned holidays and our summer programme may reflect a reduced demand on our key worker childcare hubs.”