Moray Council has confirmed plans to end its emergency childcare offering after next week, but parents in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire will continue to benefit from the service into next month.
The Scottish Government announced that councils could choose to halt the emergency provision of childcare at the end of the month, or use their discretion to continue until reopening of schools.
Certain council buildings across the north and north east have been opened since March to offer emergency childcare for key workers during the height of the pandemic.
Moray Council has confirmed it will end the practice after next week.
Some private and voluntary childcare providers will continue to look after youngsters beyond next Friday and council chiefs said families affected will be contacted directly.
Head of education, Vivienne Cross, said she remained “confident” that winding down the work would allow time to prepare schools which had been used as bases for new term.
Aberdeen City Council announced that it was extending its emergency childcare provision until Friday, August 7.
Highland Council said the matter will be discussed at a meeting on Thursday.
An Aberdeenshire Council spokesman added that key worker child provision will end at the start of the new term.