Date: 09-01-2020 Dear Parents CONFIRMED CHILDREN’S SERVICE CLOSURE I am writing to advise you that our facility will be closed on Friday the 10th January due to fire danger in our area. The service is expected to open on Monday the 13th of January 2020, when conditions are predicted to improve. We have been reviewing the risk daily over the past week and please understand that we have not made this decision lightly. As we have seen, the conditions for fire can change rapidly. With the high temperatures and extreme fire danger predicted for tomorrow we have made the decision to close. The wellbeing of our staff and children is of our highest concern. I realise that closing the facility may result in you having to make alternative arrangements for your child, but the safety of our children and Educators remains our top priority. Given the predicted weather conditions, we urge that your child is not left at home in the care of older children. We are taking all possible steps to ensure our community is aware of our planned closure, including displaying posters advising of the closure at our entrances. If, however, you know of other parents who, for any reason, may not be aware of the planned closure, please contact them to help ensure they are aware that we will be closed on Friday the 10th January. Please also explain to your child and family members that we will be closed. For safety reasons, no Educators will be on-site when the facility is closed. For up-to-date information on this year’s fire season, visit the CFA website at www.cfa.vic.gov.au, VicEmergency App or call the 24-hour Victorian Bushfires Information Line on 1800 240 667. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused. Families will not be charged for their planned attendances. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Yours sincerely, Mandy Holt ... See MoreSee Less
CFA (Country Fire Authority) is a volunteer and community based fire and emergency services organisation. We help protect 3.3 million Victorians, and more than one million homes and properties across the state.
Happy New Year to all our families, We know it has been a very challenging start to 2020 for so many Australians including people in our own communities. We wish to alert parents that the Beechworth Childcare Centre currently plans to open on Tuesday 7th, however we wish to communicate the following advice: • Air quality due to smoke remains very poor. If your child has asthma or you have any concerns about their health, please consider whether home may be the safest option for them. Please call the centre if you plan on keeping your child/children home for the day. • As we have seen, the conditions for fire can change rapidly. Please keep in mind that the childcare centre may need to close at short notice as we have staff that live in high risk areas who may not be able to attend. • We remind you that the centre will be closed on Code Red fire days, however we will be reviewing the risk daily and may need to close on additional days (For example, in the event of a Watch and Act notification from Vic Emergency) for the safety of our staff and children. Please understand that we will not be making these decisions lightly, and that the wellbeing of our staff and children is of the highest concern.