Latest advice is extremely positive - we should all take a time to celebrate this achievement.
The latest information on the restrictions issued by the Victorian Government is available from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website.
Ignite Minds is returning to capacity.
If you have enjoyed a permanent place with Ignite Minds you will appreciate how difficult it has been to get a childcare place. Dont expect this place to be there if you dont tell us your plans.
If you are intending to return to care now is the time to let us know. The department has reported a 30% increased uptake in childcare places this past fortnight and we expect this demand to continue to be strong as the remaining school children return in June.
Now is the time to let us know your intentions.
If you have not attended care for more than 2 weeks you need to tell us if you are returning. If you are expecting to hold your place you need to discuss your intentions with your educator and complete the booking form below.
Priority of places will be given to the following people
- Priority 1: a child at risk of serious abuse or neglect
- Priority 2: a child of a single parent or parents who satisfy the work/training/study test under Section 14 of the 'A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999'
- Priority 3: a child of a health professional helping with the COVID-19 outbreak, including aged care providers, pathology providers and healthcare managers
- Priority 4: a child of an essential working parent / parents
- Priority 5: any other child
The free childcare system remains in place till the 28th June. From the 29th June your usual CCS rate will apply. It is important to remember that you are only eligible for 61 days subsidised Absences (exended from 41) and if you have used all these prior the 28th June this will impact on the cost of childcare.
Pick up and drop off
Out of an abundance of caution we are requesting parents continue to drop off and collect children from the front door. Whilst it may feel strange for example, 'why is it ok for my child to attend service but not me?' we are asking for your continued understanding. This policy is about reducing risk. Adults who go shopping, attend workplaces and interact with other adults present greater risk of inadvrtantly passing COVID-19 to the service.
If you or your family members or children have symptoms of COVID-19 you must notify Ignite Minds and exclude your child from care until tested.
Ignite Minds educators will continue to follow increased hygiene procedures.
Ignite Minds has established
What are the symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)?
- Chills or sweats
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
- Runny nose
- Loss of sense of smell