Childcare & Family Day Care re-opens for all!
Great news everyone! We are happy to announce that our childcare and family day care services are open to all families and children to attend as of Monday 28th September!
The Victorian Government has confirmed that as part of its roadmap to ‘COVID Normal’, families no longer require a permit to access childcare. This came into effect on Monday 28th September for metropolitan Melbourne and was already in effect for regional services. We’re so excited to have the laughter of children fill our services again!
Centrelink: Extra CCS help for those who need it.
Temporary changes to the amount of CCS hours you can claim for, additional 30 absences and a relaxation of the activity test have been made available to help families impacted by COVID-19 get back into their workforce participation activities.
Eligible families can access up to 100 hours of subsidised childcare, per child, per fortnight. Families experiencing financial hardship may be eligible for Additional Child Care Subsidy. You can find out more information here.
Health & Safety remains our top priority
All our services continue to operate under the guidelines implemented by the bestchance Quality and Risk partners and align with best practice and the various government department recommendations.
You will still see masks, sanitiser, and a focus on hygiene. Incursions/ excursions will still be restricted, there will be limits on visitors to the service, and social distancing between adults during drop off and collection will continue as we work towards “COVID normal.”
Rest assured, our staff take these precautions very seriously to ensure the health and safety of the children in our care, our team and all visitors within our services and this will align with strict procedures and bestchance policy.
Each service has a specific COVID-19 Safety Plan, which we will adapt according to the changing restrictions in each region. If you have any concerns, questions or queries please feel free to give us a call!
We are so excited to have our families back!