Lifewise ECE – COVID-19 Update

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With the announcement by our NZ Government, we are following the COVID-19 Level 3/4 Lockdown procedure. We appreciate this is a sudden and significant change, and will be heavily disruptive to many people in our community.

This is to inform you, that all of our Lifewise ECE centres will be closing for a mandatory period, of 4 (four) continuous weeks. This will be from 3pm, Wednesday the 25th March 2020.

No fees will be charged during this time.

Over the next two days, we will be available for essential childcare needs – this includes preparing for your whanau needs and supplies. You may wish to check if you are considered an essential worker, however those roles include doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and police.

If you have alternate childcare arrangements available, we ask that you utilize these please. This will allow us to support our staff with vulnerable family members also.

For children of essential workers, we look forward to seeing your children, at their enrolled centre:
Lifewise ECE Glen Eden 9am -3pm or
Lifewise ECE Waimumu 9am – 3pm or
Royal Road Preschool 9am-3pm or
Akoteu Tenga’i Musita – Mustard Seed Preschool 9am-3pm.

We continue to ask that children who are not well, stay home.

Your child will be looking to you for guidance about this decision. Parents, caregivers, whanau and teachers will have a particularly important part to play in reassuring children at this time. If you haven’t already done so, you may wish to read the information put together by the Ministry of Education to support your conversations with your children – Talking to children about COVID-19.

As noted by the Prime Minister these restrictions are our best chance to slow the virus in New Zealand and to save lives. We all have a clear role here to slow the spread of COVID-19.

In the words of the Prime Minister – be kind, keep safe, and look after each other.

We will continue to communicate with you over the coming days. Thank you for your ongoing support of our Lifewise ECE Centres, staff, whanau and community.

Ngā mihi nui
Katee Waetford
Education Manager

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