Here is a really helpful resource to explain coronavirus for kids! We thought it might be useful for our families so our littlest people have a clear understanding of what is happening and what we can all do to help. It's also super reassuring; there's a strong message that this won't be forever. ... See MoreSee Less
Early childhood educators and teachers across the country go every day into early learning services where they will interact with children of essential workers who could be exposed to COVID-19. They will not be given face masks or protective clothing. They won't get free coffee, half price pizza, or special shopping hours. They will perform their jobs in ways that they have never done before and they will do it with a smile on their faces so that the children in their care don't know how scared they are. Scared for those children, scared for their own. Scared of being responsible for taking the virus home to loved ones. Scared for the world.
Thank you to all the educators, teachers, and anyone else heading into an early learning centre to keep it running so that our amazing health workers and carers can take care of the sick and the vulnerable, so our shops can stay open, and services can continue. You too are heroes!
From the BCCCC Committee of Management to our remarkable team, THANK YOU! You have had to be so flexible, so understanding, and so patient while we navigate these challenging times together as an early years learning community. Thank you for your generosity and for giving so much of yourselves; it won't be forgotten! ... See MoreSee Less
***DRESS UP WEEK*** To help the Good Friday appeal (and to put a little positive in your childs changes to childcare) we would like to do a fundraiser of a gold coin donation, to dress up all week as your favourite SUPERHERO. Collection jar will be at the sign in desk. Monday 6th- Thursday 9th April ... See MoreSee Less
There are a number of processes and levels of assistance in place from the government to help families during these uncertain times, but these measures are only helpful if children stay enrolled, even if you choose to self-isolate. We appreciate that these decisions are very difficult and involve the financial, social, and emotional well being of your family.
We understand that the pandemic has impacted many of our families’ income through job losses or cuts. Please be aware that if you are in this situation, you may be eligible to access up to 13 weeks of fully subsidised fees in order to keep your enrolment at the centre. This can be done through Centrelink, through ‘Temporary Financial Hardship’.
Please speak with Mandy if you require any assistance with this. Our primary focus during this time is the safety and well being of our children, families, and educators, and we are always seeking ways in which to maintain cohesion and provide assistance for our whole child care community. Thank you so much for your support! ... See MoreSee Less