5 days ago
We remain open to serve our families, until we are directed to close by the Australian Government or the WA Department of Health.
You may want to (or be forced to) temporarily withdraw your child from care because of coronavirus, and we wanted to let you know how we will support your family through this.
To withdraw your child, please email us and mention coronavirus as the reason for temporary withdrawal. No notice period is required, but to hold your child's place, we will continue their booking. Your payments will be paused until your child returns.
Here’s the details. For temporarily withdrawals for coronavirus, or if we are directed to close, we will help you by:
• waiving our normal two weeks notice period
• waiving your gap fee through any directed closure
• immediately pausing all payments
• allowing up to 62 days absent while still receiving CCS to reduce your fees
• allowing unlimited further absences related to coronavirus without the requirement for evidence
There will be no further payments until your child returns.
We will maintain your child's booking through a temporary withdrawal, which means:
• your place will be held and immediately available to you as soon as you wish after any closure
• we can access government CCS support through any closure which will help us continue to pay our hard working and dedicated educators
If you prefer to permanently cancel your child's enrolment for any reason, please let us know by email and the normal two weeks notice period will apply. Please note this may put any future reenrolment at risk should we not have capacity available at the time you need.
We will all get through this together. Your support is appreciated and your feedback and comments are always welcome. We will update you here as soon as we learn anything more. ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
In this challenging time, we want you to know that we are doing everything we can to ensure your children are kept safe and happy and to provide maximum flexibility to all of our families.
Our educators have completed specialised infection control training from the Department of Health. We are practising good hygiene and doing extra disinfection of high-touch surfaces like doorknobs and taps. We are teaching your children about coronavirus and how to keep themselves healthy. Pictured are some of our 4-year-old Kindy kids practising proper handwashing.
Thank you for doing your part to keep us healthy by only sending your children when they are completely well. We will immediately send home anyone with a runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever, fatigue, or shortness of breath. This is our usual exclusion policy and is nothing new.
As childcare is currently considered by the Australian Government an essential service to enable you to stay at work, we will be remaining open in confidence and solidarity. However the situation is changing rapidly and will keep you updated here if directed to close by the Australian Government or the WA Department of Health.
If you have lost your job, had your hours reduced, or can’t work because of self-isolation, apply at Centrelink online for Additional Child Care Subsidy for Temporary Financial Hardship.
We will all get through this together. Your support is appreciated and your feedback and comments are always welcome. ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
We hope you enjoy discovering something new with your family this Labour Day, just like our Toddlers do every day at the Centre!
A reminder that we are closed for the public holiday on Monday 2 March. Although the common industry practice is to charge for absences on public holidays, we don't think that's fair to our families. At Bright Sparks ELC, day swaps are free (to allow parents to avoid public holidays), we don't charge parents for public holidays if your children are booked full time, and we don't charge for medical absences. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago
To kick of our monthly learning theme of Community Helpers, this week we had an exciting incursion from Gosnells Police. Officers Richard and Steph taught the children what it's like to be a police officer, all about their uniforms and equipment, and let the children explore their paddy wagon and play with handcuffs! ... See MoreSee Less