COVID-19 Communicating with parents

COVID-19

COVID-19 Communicating with parents

In a time of ‘social distancing’ we face a challenge to maintain focus on relationship building. Use the following checklist to help you plan and initiate practices that are guided by the NQS and EYLF/MTOP while helping you to build partnerships with families and the broader community.

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Guidance tool

COVID-19

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Guidance tool

The purpose of this document is to assist Approved Providers and Nominated Supervisors in updating their service’s COVID-19 Risk Assessment in response to the recent changes in household and close contacts rules.

Staffing Arrangements During COVID-19

COVID-19

Staffing Arrangements During COVID-19

Occasionally educators may have health matters that prevent them from attending the service and result in them working from home. 

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool

COVID-19

COVID-19 Risk Assessment Tool

The tool will help you to navigate through a number of COVID-19 related scenarios, outlining hazards, risks, likelihood and potential control strategies.

Resource updated: Oct 2022

Letter to parents

COVID-19

Letter to parents

A sample letter to send to parents asking for their help and cooperation to ensure the health and safety of your service community.  

Dealing with Infectious Diseases COVID–19 (CORONAVIRUS) Sample Policy

COVID-19

Dealing with Infectious Diseases COVID–19 (CORONAVIRUS) Sample Policy

In response to Member requests, we have developed a COVID-19 policy. This policy will guide you in implementing vigilant hygiene practices that prevent the spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

Resource updated:  OCT 22

Physical Distancing Tool

COVID-19

Physical Distancing Tool

Physical distancing is one of the key measures currently being utilised to contribute to Australia’s ability to severely limit transmission of COVID-19.

Member news - COVID-19 Information & Advocacy

COVID-19

Member news - COVID-19 Information & Advocacy

It is important that all services are aware of current advice and updates regarding the COVID-19 virus. The amount of information (and misinformation) circulating can be incredibly overwhelming. Information is changing rapidly and the best way to stay up to date is to refer to reliable websites as a source of truth.

Investing in our Future Report

COVID-19

Investing in our Future Report

CELA, together with Early Learning Association of Australia and Community Child Care have released a report which highlights the significant workforce shortages in early education and care. 

CELA Report - Families and vulnerability: Why early education is essential to COVID recovery

COVID-19

CELA Report - Families and vulnerability: Why early education is essential to COVID recovery

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown on Australia’s most vulnerable children has been stark, and many effects are yet to be seen.

Broadside - COVID-19 CELA responds

COVID-19

Broadside - COVID-19 CELA responds

CELA is deeply concerned about CCS funded community and not-for-profit early childhood education and care services who due the limitations of current government support are never likely to recover from any closure beyond a fortnight. The risk of services never opening again is very real.

Broadside - Child Care Funding

COVID-19

Broadside - Child Care Funding

This information is relevant to services previously funded under CCS, such as long day care, out of school hours care, family day care and occassional care.

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