With the advent of the Corona virus, we have implemented new Protocols upon Arrival and Drop off to keep our children, families and staff as safe as possible. See below:

Social Distancing

I am sure you are all aware of the protocols for Social Distancing. Everyone should keep a 1.5 metre distance from another. You will see in Woolworths big crosses on the floor (near the check outs) for people to stand on to ensure they are keeping their social distances from one another. You will now see in front of the doors in Nursery and Preschool a line and a cross. Once you have knocked on the door, please stand on the cross behind the line. If you are waiting behind another parent, please leave 1.5 metres between you and the person in front of you.

I do appreciate that this is not so easy to do. As a community are not used to this, and it can be difficult to do as it is an unconscious thing to naturally walk up to a person. I understand that in Japan Social Distancing has been very successful in preventing cross infection of the Corona virus. SO, you will need to make it a CONSCIOUS thing to think about, and stay aware of your proximity to others. If you feel someone is too close to you, perhaps just smile at them and in a friendly way, say “back, back, back”.


Summary of New Pick Up & Drop Off Protocols for:

Nursery


Upon Arrival

The front doors will be locked. Please ring the door bell, and a staff member will come to you and ask you a few questions.

If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, you will not be able to leave your child at school.

If you answer “NO” to ALL of these questions, the staff member will:

  1. Take your child and their bags etc. from you. (Ask for a Medication form if you need one to complete)
  2. You will be given the tablet to sign in.
  3. Children will be directed to go straight to the bathroom to wash their hands.
  4. Staff will assist the children to put their fruit in the bowl and then put their bags away.
  5. *Staff will complete the rest of the Medication process if you provide any medication.

If it is raining, you will be able to complete this process in the front room.

Upon Departure

The front doors will be locked. Thus:

  1. 1. Please ring the doorbell, and a staff member will bring your child to you
  2. You will be given the tablet to sign out.
  3. *Ask the staff member for your child’s medication etc. if needed.
  4. Collect your child’s bag & belongings (It will be against the wall in front of the ramp). If it is raining it will be in the front room.

Preschool


Upon Arrival

The front doors will be locked.

Please knock on the front door. If no one is visible in the office, please knock on the Cockatoo room door (as in the afternoon) and a staff member will come to you and ask you a few questions.

If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, you will not be able to leave your child at school.

If you answer “NO” to ALL of these questions, the follow will apply:

  1. Please leave your child’s bags on the patio (It will be brought in later).
  2. Give your child their TOWEL and their FRUIT
  3. Ask for a Medication form if you need one to complete, and return it (& the medication) back to the staff member at the door.
  4. Sign in (using the tablet).
  5. Children will be directed to go straight to the bathroom to wash their hands.
  6. Staff will assist the children to put their fruit in the bowl.
  7. *Staff will complete the rest of the Medication process if you provide any medication.

Upon Departure

The front doors will be locked. Thus:

  1. Please knock on the front door. If no one is visible in the office, please knock on the Cockatoo room door and a staff member will bring your child to you.
  2. *Ask the staff member for your child’s medication etc. if needed.
  3. Sign out (using the tablet) & take any notices out of your parent pockets.
  4. Children’s bags will be on the patio
  5. If you arrive early and the doors are unlocked, please do not come inside unless absolutely necessary.

Again, I thank you for your patience and cooperation during this difficult time. Please remember that everything we have introduced is designed to keep our children safe, healthy & well and your support is crucial to the success of these measures.

God Bless,

Katherine