Important Updates Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The importance of early learning and care during COVID-19 

The global impact of COVID-19 has changed daily life for so many. Yet child development has not paused, and supporting children, families, and our employeeis as important now as ever. 

At Only About Children we understand the importance of the early years on a child’s development. Setting a child up for a love of lifelong learning and transitioning to primary education is a key to children feeling confident and capable. Within an Only About Children environment, we understand that routine, familiarity, consistency are important foundations for children to feel safe and secure.   We are committed to providing high quality education during this challenging time whilst also best protecting the health and wellbeing of the child and their family.

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Our approach

We have made meaningful changes to our operational procedures and practises to ensure the ongoing health, safety and wellbeing of our children, families, and employeesThe aim of these new strategies is to minimise the risks of infection whilst continuing to provide the highest level of quality education and care 

All Only About Children campuses continue to ensure safety measures are in place to protect the health and safety of children, families and team members. Our Covid ‘Keeping Safe’ Framework has been informed by the relevant State and Federal Health Regulatory bodies and respective Early Childhood Education and Care Department of Education Departments. We continue to comply with all public health directors and legislation so that we are placing safety first.

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Campus health, hygiene and safety practices 

At Only About Children, the health and wellbeing of our children, families and employees is paramount. As such, we have embedded COVID-19 safe measures into our daily practices to ensure we maintain a safe, nurturing and consistent environment. 

Key COVID-19 practices in place at our campuses include: 

  • Vaccination mandate on all our Only About Children educators and team – including the booster program
  • Use of Rapid Antigen testing for team members as recommended by Health Regulatory bodies
  • Teaching children how to be COVID Safe with a focus on health & hygiene practices
  • Adjusting our campus experience for families to reduce their time and contact in our service
  • Increased outdoor play
  • Enhancing ventilation at every campus and utilising air purifiers where required
  • Ensuring additional cleaning & sanitising of campus environments is conducted on a daily basis
  • Placing hand sanitising stations and antiseptic wipes placed throughout the campuses
  • Adjusting practices in light of changing Covid impacts or increased Covid case numbers.

 

Keeping families informed 

As changes arise, including our responsibilities as a service and as individuals in maintaining a COVID safe environment, we will communicate quickly and effectively to our employees and families. This includes notifying families as soon as a Covid positive case is identified in a campus and providing clear management practices.

 

We encourage families to keep across the latest government advice via the Department of Health’s website, which is updated daily: https://www.health.gov.au/health-alerts/covid-19

 

Questions and support 

Despite COVID–19 restrictions, we are committed to remaining open and so we can continue to support our families, children and employees. Should you have any questions please direct them as follows:  

Enrolled families: Contact your Campus Director or our Family Support Team [email protected] or phone 138 622   

Enrolment EnquiriesCall the Enrolments Team on 138 622 or contact us

Prospective employees: Find out more here or contact us

 

Thank you to our wonderful team 

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve around us, we can’t help but to feel proud and inspired by the way our teams and those working in the early childhood community have risen to the challenge. Turning up each day to ensure the continuing availability of essential services, while also managing personal and family situations.  

From everyone at Only About Children and the broader community, we say a big thank you to each and every one of our dedicated employees 

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