Keeping Our Service Safe

CURRENT MEASURES & RESTRICTIONS
AND HOW THEY APPLY TO CLEVER KIDS CHILDCARE AND KINDERGARTEN

As of 11:59pm 9th of June, restrictions have eased and the 5 reasons to leave your home no longer apply.

HOW AM I IMPACTED AT CLEVER KIDS?

 

Childcare centres, early learning centres, kindergartens, preschools and family day care providers remain open. Hand sanitising by staff and families, and cleaning of toys and shared facilities such as the sign in tablet will continue as before. A maximum of 2 families are allowed in the foyer at once, please wait outside until families leave the foyer for you to enter. If you have been in or near an exposure sight, please do not enter or have children attend. Click HERE to go to the DHHS website to see a full and updated list of exposure sites.

  • A child must stay at home if unwell

  • Masks must be worn indoors (inside the centre)

This continues to be a stressful impacting time for many including children, even from an early age. For a list of support networks in this difficult time, click the button below:

At Clever Kids, 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 and nurturing environment.  We have made meaningful changes to our operational procedures and practices to ensure the ongoing health, safety and wellbeing of our children, families, and employees. The aim of these new strategies is to minimise the risks of infection whilst continuing to provide the highest level of quality education and care.  


We continue to work in collaboration with the Victorian Government’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the Department of Education and Training, and the Australian Childcare Alliance, to ensure we are following all guidelines and recommendations, and that our actions are transparent and accurately communicated across our employees and families.  We continue to review and adjust our policies and practices in line with government advice and communicate changes to employees and families where necessary.  

In addition to this, the following measures have been put in place:

  • Touchless Sanitisation units have been installed throughout our centre for all families, visitors and employees to use.

  • Social distancing signs have been placed on the floor of the foyer for parents.

  • Government COVID-19 posters have been placed on the entrance doors and throughout each centre

  • Screen wipes are available at all iPad kiosks.

  • Temperature checks are conducted for all children, educators and staff on arrival to the service.

  • Families drop off and collect children in the foyer area and must comply with social distancing guidelines at all times.

  • Deliveries to centres are dropped to the door and no other visitors are allowed to the centres.

  • Regular sanitising and cleaning of resources, furniture, toys, equipment, door handles and railings and other high touch surfaces.

  • Our families are provided regular updates via OWNA and via direct email of any Government public health information.

  • Our educators teach our children about germs and how to stay clean and encourage all children to practice good personal hygiene routines.

  • Our educators have had further training in risk minimisation techniques to avoid spreading disease.

  • Implement of our Exclusion Policy for educators and children who are unwell.

  • Complying with Government advice and recommendations regarding the use of face masks.

Want to know more? Read our Covid19 Management Policy for more details.