COVID-19: Childcare UPDATES
Daily summary of key news items relating to COVID-19 education & childcare-specific topics across Australia. Stay informed with the latest updates.
COVID-19 Subsidy Scheme for Childcare
Government’s new plan to issue a $1,500 fortnightly allowance to COVID-19 affected businesses provides relief for childcare providers to retain staff.
How do you manage educator stress during the pandemic?
If you’re an educator during the current COVID-19 pandemic, the pressure can become overwhelming – these 5 stress management tips can help.
How can you protect children in your care from COVID-19?
Protecting children in your care from an evolving pandemic is stressful. Here’s how you can physically and emotionally protect children from COVID-19.
Talking to children in your care about coronavirus (COVID-19).
The curiosity of children is a well-known characteristic among adult carers. Here’s how to talk to children in your care about the ever-changing coronavirus (COVID-19).
COVID-19: Childcare RESOURCES
A collection of childcare-specific COVID-19 resources to ensure services are kept up-to-date with accurate information on coronavirus.
Stop the spread at childcare
If your service is open, here are 5 steps you should consider taking to safeguard your children and educators against the spread of COVID-19 at your centre
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Childcare FAQs
Know what your responsibilities are to parents & children during the COVID-19 pandemic, when you should close your service, and how to get financial advice & assistance, along with other key information.
How do you handle COVID-19 childcare absences?
If your service is open and you have absent children due to COVID-19, the Department of Education encourages providers to charge no fees, in consideration of the outbreak of COVID-19.
Is there gov’t support for COVID-19 childcare losses?
The Community Childcare Care Fund (CCCF) is designed to help support childcare providers affected by unforeseen factors, and centres can apply for up to $25k if they feel they’re losing business to COVID-19.
Dads and Kids Funspiration
The Fathering Project assists dads to organise fun activities at schools across Australia, providing a safe and inclusive environment where father-figures can engage with their kids and learn, share and connect with each other.
Why is Parent Engagement so critical right now?
With the World Health Organisation’s recent update of the COVID-19 now being classed as a pandemic, your parents are most likely thinking about health practices and procedures in their workplace as well as in their child’s care centre.