These are challenging times for all our families, especially given recent spikes of Covid-19 in local communities. And at Seaforth Childcare, we’re monitoring the daily advice from the government, and taking action by putting extra health measures in place. We’ll update this post with any changes as they happen and also get in touch with you via email.
What we’re during as a Centre
As always, our highest priority is the health and wellbeing of the children in our care, their families and our team members. Since the pandemic began, we’ve implemented a range of additional practices to protect children, families and staff. These include:
- an outdoor hand-washing station
- mask use by all staff
- staff vaccination
- QR codes for checking in
- contactless signing in and out of your child
- a marquee to receive children outside (used as required)
- daily temperature checking
- advanced hospital grade cleaning products and sanitisers
- constant cleaning regimes
- certified Covid training for all staff
- supplying all our team members with sanitiser and masks for home use.
What you can do as a family
As we all know, outbreaks can occur easily in any area, so we’re reminding all our parents to good hygiene and social distancing measures, especially when at the Centre. If you’re a parent doing drop-off, please follow these instructions:
- Keep a 1.5m distance from one another
- Avoid shaking hands, touching, hugging or kissing
- Wash your hands on arrival or use the hand sanitiser we supply
- Try not to gather in groups (hard as it is!).
We know having an extended chat to other parents at drop-off or pick-up is something many of you are used to and are probably missing at the moment, but keeping conversations short and departing quickly is safer for everybody right now.
If your child is sick
If you or your child has potential Covid-19 symptoms, you must not attend the Centre under any circumstances. And yes, we know those brain-tickling Covid-19 tests aren’t fun for anyone, but we do urge you to get tested at a free clinic if you feel unwell or have any respiratory symptoms (fever, coughing, sore throat, fatigue, shortness of breath). Don’t forget to self-isolate until you get the results.
We’re doing everything we can at Seaforth Childcare to limit the risk of transmission as much as possible and we really appreciate the cooperation and understanding all our families have shown over the past few months.
We’ll continue to be in contact with you regarding any important information and requirements for our Seaforth families, children, team members and visitors.
If you have any questions, please speak to our director Sophie Harrop on 9948 5546 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
Information and the latest government advice can be found on the Department of Health’s website.