Some of the things we are doing to keep children and educators safe within our centres include:
Our centres have very well practised infection control procedures and our teams have the training to ensure good hygiene, oue services are cleaned throughout the day and at nigh with deep cleaning.
If children are sick, please keep them home. If educators are sick, we will send them home.
COVID-19 is different from other diseases. One thing we do know is that children who contract the disease are likely to develop mild, if any, symptoms. While no-one knows why this is, it’s a key reason why the Chief Health Officer of Australia, Professor Brendan Murphy, says it’s safer to have children together than at home with adults.
There is a real risk that having children at home could mean they can pass the illness on to more vulnerable people (such as the elderly or the chronically ill). We know that many parents are thinking about using alternative types of care, especially those offered by friends and family. We want you to know all the facts to help you make the safest decision for the important people in your life – your children and your family.
We’ll continue to do all we can to keep our centres open to offer high quality early learning in safe environments during this challenging time.
Our team is highly experienced in dealing with outbreaks of infectious disease and we have Public Health approved infection control processes.
Hand washing remains the best defence against the spread of illnesses and all staff and children are implementing this within the centre.
It is also important to remember that maintaining your child’s daily routines and positive relationships can be beneficial during uncertain and stressful times.