Our Response to Covid 19

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Dear Families,

Thank you for your patience during this unknown time, all staff really appreciate it.

It has been advised that schools are returning on Tuesday 26th of May to Tuesday 9th of June. We are mindful that you may now wish to bring your children back to kindergarten if they have been at home until now.

If you are sending your child back, can you please let us know via email or a phone call. We are trying our best to have a staggered start for children.

If you are continuing to keep your child at home, we will still provide take home packs.

Increased Health and Safety Measures –

Further health, safety and hygiene practices that will be implemented at the service to increase the safety for children, families, and staff. These are outlined below and are blanket across all classes:

·        Risk assessment for COVID-19 will be completed and reassessed daily

·       Children will be signed in and out by staff, this is appropriate as per our regulations

·       Frequent hand washing for children and staff in addition to our normal frequent intervals

·       No shared fruit

·       No sandpit or mud pit play

·       No no toys etc to be bought from home

·       Hand towels to be removed and only paper ones used

·       Tables reduced to 4 children at a time rather than 6

·       No whole group times

·       Staggered outside times – only one group at a time

·       Activities that can be washed each day

·       Additional cleaning tasks throughout the day and cleaning of all resources at the end of each day

·       Exclusion of unwell staff, children and visitors please stay home                             

·       Excursions have been cancelled or postponed 

Can you please follow these procedures and be guided by the wonderful staff here at Mildura South Kindergarten.

Arrival at Kindergarten

Upon arrival there are lines of tape where we ask you to line up outside the gate. You will be greeted by a staff member who will check your child’s temperature and ensure hand sanitiser has been applied. We are encouraging families to have a staggered start and will be outside for 15 minutes after the session starts to limit congestion. If they have a temperature of 37.5 or above, you will be required to take them home.   We encourage families to say goodbye at the gate to limit the traffic in and out of the service.

Pick up at Kindergarten

At pick up time please wait outside the gate area, as staff will be watching for your for your arrival, to bring your child to you. To limit car park congestion, you are welcome to come 15 minutes before the end of session.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation at this time.

Kindest Regards,

Mildura South Kindergarten Staff

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