In this time of uncertainty and change, the health and safety of Great Beginnings families and team members remains our highest priority.
We understand that information, kindness and support are currently essential in keeping all children, families and teams feeling reassured. Below, you’ll find a number of resources to help at this time.
Where to find the latest information & updates
G8 Education, who operates our centres, is liaising regularly with health and education authorities for the most up-to-date advice and recommendations.
This is an ever-evolving situation, and G8 Education is dedicated to updating our network with the latest advice.
CLICK HERE to find all updates related to centres, along with further details on how to protect your family from illness, and more information for support at this time.
Free child care for all our enrolled families, effective Monday 6 April
Families can keep their bookings in place for free, even if your child is temporarily not currently attending your centre. This allows parents to hold their child’s place until the family is ready to re-commence care. This applies to all enrolled families regardless if they are eligible for the child care subsidy (CCS) or not.
According to the Prime Minister, parents who have terminated enrolment are encouraged to get back in contact with their centre and re-start their arrangements. Re-starting will hold your place for when you are ready to return your child to their centre, and won’t require you to pay a gap fee.
Previous or existing families that would like to re-instate their bookings or increase their days please contact your Centre Manager.
How will my child be protected in centre?
All Great Beginnings centres will be using Zoono Hand Sanitiser and Zoono Microbe Shield to provide the highest level of protection for children while also protecting their skin.
Dermatologically tested and ultra-gentle, with no harmful chemicals, Zoono products last all day on skin and up to 28 days on surfaces while fighting bacteria and fungi. Zoono Hand Sanitiser also keeps killing 99.9% of germs for up to 24 hours (including COVID-19), even after normal activity and hand washing. Click here to find out more about Zoono.
Many other initiatives have also been introduced, including Visitor Entry Guidelines, daily updates to our support teams, suspension of face-to-face training, more vigorous cleaning routines and separating cohorts of children where possible, to name a few.
G8 Education is consistently monitoring the advice from state and federal authorities and follows the all required and preventative measures stipulated to prevent the spread of COVID 19.
If you have specific questions relating to individual situations, please contact the relevant state or territory public health agency:
- ACT call 02 5124 9213
- NSW call 1300 066 055
- Qld call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
- SA call 1300 232 272
- VIC call 1300 651 160
- WA visit healthywa.wa.gov.au or call your local public health unit
If you have a child currently enrolled at a Great Beginnings centre, your Centre Manager is your best contact for up-to-date information and answers to any centre-specific questions.