28 February 2022 Update

Updated: May 5

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ALL OF OUR KINDERGARTENS ARE OPEN: We are operating under the first stage of the RED setting of the Covid Protection Framework. All services are open with additional public health measures in place.


FACE MASKS:

At this time, visitors without an exemption must wear a face mask at all times. From this Friday, people using bandanas, tee-shirts or other items of clothing as face coverings will not be able to visit our kindergartens. Face masks must cover the face and be attached to the ears or head by loop. For more information about acceptable masks, visit the official COVID-19 site.


WHĀNAU, CAREGIVER AND VISITOR VACCINATION STATUS: Your child will never be turned away from kindergarten, regardless of whether or not you are vaccinated, but we do have requirements in relation to visitors and you will be asked for proof of your vaccination status if you plan on staying beyond settling (20 minutes max), dropping off, or picking up your child.


FEES:

Fees will not be charged for your regular days/hours if you choose to keep your child at home during this first stage at Red. There will be some paperwork for you to fill out to retain your child's place at kindergarten if your child doesn't attend over this period of time. Your teaching team will talk with you about what you need to do now, and in the coming weeks.


VISITORS:

It's important to us that disruption to this important stage of their educational journey is minimised for tamariki, so we want to do all we can to accommodate new children. If you are thinking of enrolling your child, you and your child can still visit the kindergarten. You will need to be wearing an approved mask per the government guidelines, and to socially distance. If you intend to stay longer than 20 minutes, you will need to be able to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated. You'll also be asked to scan in and sign a Visitors Register. Our Open Day and Stay and Play events are suspended for now.