Last updated 24 July 2020
A message to our Renown Kindergarten community.
Is Renown Kindergarten open?
Renown Kindergarten is currently open and will be operating on its substantive program/group timetable, unless otherwise advised by the Department of Education. 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, following the guidelines for risk minimisation outlined by the Department of Education. 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. Staff now wear face masks on drop off and pick up, parents have also been asked to also wear a face mask at these times. This in line with the advice from the Victorian Government.
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.
Will you be introducing the monitoring of temperatures?
Renown Kindergarten is monitoring temperatures at this time.
Temperature checks are done at drop off time with Parents present. This is line with the advice given to Early Childhood settings from the Department of Health
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 3.
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.