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COVID-19 (Caronavirus)

The NSW Government and the Department of Health are working to monitor and respond to COVID-19 developments.

Their priority is to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of children, staff and families of our service.

Many families have already made the decision to keep their children at home, and therefore our management committee, because of the uniqueness of our preschool service (travelling to 7 communities to operate preschool during the week), have made the decision to close preschool, to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Preschool will be closed from Tuesday 24th March until Friday 24th April (the last day of the holidays).

At this stage OSHC Services will stay open whilst schools stay open. We would like to remind families that Mark Scott, Secretary of NSW Education has advised that all schools are open, however only to supervise the online learning for students whose parents are employed in essential services.

We understand that this situation may be very stressful and overwhelming. Staff are feeling this too.

Staff will continue to provide all families with updates either through our Facebook page, emails, or text messages as information becomes available.

As our preschool service is not operational, no preschool fees will be charged. If your fees are paid in advance, you will receive credit towards future fees once we return.

The service office will be closed and staff will be working from home.  Any questions you may have can be sent to lhactivityvan@bigpond.com which will be regularly monitored during the preschool closure.  OSHC services can be contacted directly on their mobiles – 0447504978 for Gresford and 0455040998 for Vacy.  Our office number will not be answered during preschool closure.

Following is a link to a post full of useful websites and activities to help continue your child’s preschool education.

https://www.facebook.com/jasmine.dwyer.5/posts/10156686595761249

We thank you for your continued support at this time.