Last updated 18 May 2020
A message to our Renown Kindergarten community.
Is Renown Kindergarten open?
Renown Kindergarten has been open since the commencement of Term 2 for students in need, with a modified timetable.
As of Tuesday 26th May 2020, Renown will be operating on its substantive timetable. Both day programs and extended care will we running as normal.
What safety measures are in place at Renown?
In our everyday practice, Renown has strict protocols around cleaning to ensure children and staff’s health, safety and wellbeing is a priority.
During this outbreak, we have increased the frequency of our centre cleaning that goes beyond our regulations. Staff complete a daily checklist to ensure that all elements of maintaining health and hygiene are adhered to.
Professional, medical-grade disinfectant products are used during these processes to ensure all surfaces are as germ-free as possible.
An updated procedure document, outlining protocols for attending kindergarten, has been developed to support our families in understanding and adhering to these strict safety measures. This will be made available through your classroom teacher.
What does the ‘Kindergarten Funding’ announcement by the state government on the 5th of April 2020 mean?
Term 2 Program Fees will not be collected or will be refunded for those already paid. (This is in line with the Governments' endeavours to ensure families do not feel pressure to attend simply because they have paid for a "service" and/or feel they have to attend only to secure their place).
Each family who has paid either a program or extended care invoice for term 2 should have received
a Request for Refund Form. These will be processed at our earliest convenience and in order of receipt.
Please be patient as Renown staff work through this important step.
Will you be introducing the monitoring of temperatures?
Renown Kindergarten will not be monitoring temperatures at this time. The Government guides our safety measures, and this is not a recommended step as not all cases will present with a temperature.
Concerned about the virus? What can we do to protect children and ourselves?
Renown Kindergarten continues to be guided by the Government's guidelines. We recommended that you are informed by legitimate sources. Here are some links to guide you.
Should I talk to my child about Coronavirus?
There are some great resources to support this conversation. We have shared these via our social media platforms.
Will I be notified if there are any diagnosed cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19) at Renown Kindergarten?
At this point in time, there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 linked to
Renown. Should there be a case linked to the Centre, staff will notify the Victorian Department of
Health and Human Services (DHHS) and lodge a notification. Be assured that Renown is closely monitoring the situation and advice from the relevant government departments. Any closure of the service will only occur on advice from the Victorian Department of Education and Training. We are in the process of planning what it may look like if closure is required, and families will be well informed.
I would prefer to keep my child at home during this time, what do I do?
For families who wish to keep their child/ren at home please be assured that your child/ren place is secure. Your classroom teacher will provide links to DET online learning materials and will check in with you and your family throughout the remainder of Term 2.
I have further questions where can I go for answers?
Renown's current admin staff are working from home. Please contact us via the email below for any further questions.