Updated: May 3
It has been a long wait through the pandemic. With COVID-19 rules relaxing, families are now welcomed back into the centre.
TG's Child Care's top priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of children, educators and families. Adhering to the guidelines provided by the NSW Government for Education. is vital to keeping Playing is Learning for Life going and safe for everyone.
Safety measures during pandemic
The team at TG´s Child Care have worked in great collaboration and in consultation with the Department of Education and the Department of Health to ensure they continue to provide a safe and supported environment for all children, families and educators.
The TG´s team have conducted a thorough Risk Assessment to ensure they are maintaining strict and effective hygiene and cleaning practices and procedures at all times.
During the pandemic, TG's Child Care took great care to ensure the safety and wellbeing of everyone moving through their service. This involved a series of simple steps which were easy to implement and follow:
Drop off and collection point was the front gate. This helped to minimise risk of COVID-19 and limit contact.
Families took their children to the front gate.
Families rang a doorbell to notify educators they had arrived.
An educator met families at the front gate to collect or deliver children and their belongings.
The educator had an iPad with them for families to sign in or out.
New measures for families at TG's
Now, TG's is delighted to welcome back families, while still making sure everyone is kept safe. As eager as people all over the world are to rebuild connections again and have more social contact, the old adage still rings true - Prevention is Better than Cure. TG's Educators continue to be proactive and aware of the need to socially distance when moving throughout the service.
With the new rules, families are more than happy to adapt to how they drop off and collect their children. Again, steps are kept simple:
Families use the sanitise station and sign children in at the kiosk.
After signing in, families take the children to their rooms.
Families can help children with their bags, water bottles and their hats.
The children get a big hug and it's done!
Pick-ups and drop-offs are kept to 5-10 minutes.
Families and educators practise social distancing during their interactions and conversations whilst at TG´s Child Care.
Check out TG's friendly video to welcome back families here.
Everyone is adapting to new rules with the current state of COVID-19. Check out the latest government regulations regarding COVID-19 here.
Protect against winter illnesses
Something to take note of even as COVID-19 is starting to ease, is the risk of illnesses with the onset of winter.
The NSW Health advises everyone to take care with typical winter illnesses such as the flu and protect everyone's health and wellbeing. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it´s to be knowledgeable and aware of what's happening, be proactive with health measures, and take the necessary steps to protect ourselves and the people around us.
With the coming of cold temperatures, here are a few things we have learnt from COVID-19 that we can all do to keep the flu and other nasty bugs at bay:
Stay home if you are unwell.
Keep up to date with vaccinations.*
Get tested immediately for COVID-19 if you become symptomatic and isolate until you receive a negative result.
Practice good hand hygiene by washing regularly with soap and water.
Take a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) before visiting vulnerable loved ones or going to large gatherings and events.
*The flu vaccine is available from your local GP, pharmacy or Aboriginal Medical Service. Flu vaccines are free for all children aged 6 months to under 5 years. Those aged 5 and older can obtain one for a small fee.
All that we have learnt from the pandemic have not been in vain, and whether it is as a country, a city, at work, at school or in one's home, there are healthy habits, useful knowledge and experience that we can choose to keep in order to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of people around us. Even as we allow ourselves to slowly start to enjoy bit by bit the deliciousness of the freedom of movement and social interactions, we can still be vigilant and better prepared for future situations.
TG's continues Playing it Forward, safely and with joy! It's heartwarming to see the happy, smiling faces of families once again in the playspaces at TG's!
Contact TG’S Child Care
TG's Child Care locations and contact details
61 Miller St, Urangan, QLD 4655