Updated: Feb 23
✦ Keeping children and educators COVID Safe
Child safety is paramount at all times although it has arguably become even more of a focus in recent times with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and all the disruption and uncertainty it has brought with it.
We are now at a stage where it appears much of the world has accepted that COVID is here to stay and we simply have to get on with our lives as best we can – we have had enough of hiding or running scared from the virus and it is time to reclaim our lives.
This, naturally, means a raft of health and safety measures will be introduced to much of our everyday lives – after all, getting on with things does not mean being complacent and health remains our most precious asset that must be protected.
This is an approach strictly adhered to by TG’s Child Care where the top priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of children, educators and families as per guidelines provided by the NSW Government for Education.
While health and welfare remain the top priority, a child’s education and development are crucial and TG’s Child Care is leading the way in this respect.
Their COVID safety procedures are applicable for all TG's centres, and some may even have additional rules depending on local LGA requirements.
It was mandatory for all TG’s early childhood education and care educators and staff to have been vaccinated by Nov 8, 2021 and all staff, children and families involved with the centres must be able to provide a negative COVID test, be symptom free and/or provide a medical clearance.
Facemasks must be worn by family members dropping off their children, and the staff have their masks on in all indoor areas at all times except when eating or drinking.
Any confirmed cases of infection are reported to the Health Department immediately in addition to a detailed report on who the infected person has been in contact with and for how long.
In regards to physical distancing, TG’s complies with the Australian Government Department of Health’s current public gathering limits and numbers of people allowed in indoor or outdoor spaces at Service and during excursions or other events. Likewise plans and systems are in place to monitor and control the number of families and visitors in or around the Service at any one time. Visitors are required to sign in using the QR code.
TG’s Armidale has put together this fantastic visual video for children that breaks down the new drop off routine into easy to follow steps.
The highest standards of cleaning and hygiene are in place across all TG’s centres to minimise any chance of infection spreading and all staff are fully aware of requirements in this regard.
There has been too much disruption already and as we strive to return to some form of normality as a community, TG’s is confident and proud that it can provide not only best-in-class services for our beloved youngsters but that it is delivered in a safe and healthy environment.
The full TG’s Child Care COVID Safety Policy can be viewed here.
TG's Child Care locations and contact details:
23B John St, Uralla NSW 2358
61 Miller St, Urangan, QLD 4655
11 Samuelson Crescent, Armidale NSW 2350
Wauchope - Hastings St
33B Hastings St, Wauchope NSW 2446
Wauchope - High St
223A High St, Wauchope NSW 2446
Wauchope - Riverbreeze