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Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package

Notification

On 2nd April 2020, the Australian Government announced the new Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package. Services can now waive gap fees for families due to the impact of COVID-19. Families will not be charged fees until the end of April, where the package will then be reviewed with the potential to continue to  the end of the 2019-20 financial year. These payments will complement the JobKeeper Payment announced by the Prime Minister on 30 March 2020.

Vacation Care

All our OSHC services continue to provide care for families & we want to highlight that Vacation Care for April is still going ahead.

Book your child in for vacation care.

We have large grounds at all of our centres for the children to play and be “physically” distant. We acknowledge that the government has been using the term social distancing, however we want to encourage the children to continue to be social, particularly during this time. Please rest assured we are still following the guidelines of social distancing.

We want to acknowledge the challenges of COVID-19 and want to reassure families that the safety, health and well-being of our children, families and staff are of the utmost importance and priority to 3Bridges. Risk controls are in place and updated in consultation with the Department of Education and Health. 3Bridges Management and Service Leaders want to assure you that we are doing everything we can to ensure that the children in our care and our Educators remain fit and healthy.

We want your support to make sure that you receive the best before and after school care for your children. We have put the following measures in place to keep us connected and safe:

  • Term 2 2020 - All bookings will be reinstated and we will require a one week booking cancellation period for booking cancellations. Please refer to our Family Handbook. Click here
  • We encourage all of our families to stay booked into care and utilise the additional allowable absences, which has now been increased to a total of 62 days per financial year without medical evidence.

We understand what a challenging time this is for our children. We have provided the following links to support the health and wellbeing of your family with some tips on how to talk to your children about COVID19. 

  • Beyond Blue Healthy Families complimentary website. Click here
  • UNICEF How to talk to your children about COVID-19 - Eight tips to help comfort and protect children. Click here
  • Parent Shop -online workshop - Supporting Parents to reduce anxiety and build resilience in children aged 2-12. Click here

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3Bridges Community Limited
3Bridges Community is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for- profits Commission

ABN: 96039601269 | ACN: 607053127 | RTO 41056 | Builders Licence No. 298633C. Our organisation has been certified by BSI to ISO 9001:2015 and NSW Disability Services Standards under certificate numbers FS537478 and 632737.

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3Bridges Community is committed to providing quality services in a professional and consistent manner that meets its customers’ requirements. 3Bridges Community prides itself on providing innovative solutions to customer service requirements. The company strives to meet customer expectations and seek to provide a high standard of service at all times which meets the relevant statutory requirements.