Children in Jersey could only be in school for seven days next month.
This is due to a combination of teacher strikes, half-term, bank holidays and an inset day, meaning parents could be forced to find child care or take time off work to look after their children.
There are 23 possible days children could be in school for in May, however some schools will be closed for 16 days:
- 8 days of teacher strikes
- 5 days of half term
- 1 day May Day
- 1 day Liberation Day
- 1 day inset day
Childcare centres in the island are feeling the impact.
In a statement issued by the Education Minister she says 'head teachers are reviewing their contingency plans and assess the impact of this action on staffing levels'.
The Chamber of Commerce are urging for a resolution.