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Keeping your child in care during COVID-19
Benefits of keeping your child enrolled

Participation in a quality Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) program provides positive developmental opportunities for children and helps prepare them for formal schooling. While your child is in ECEC they continue to benefit from play-based learning and develop language, communication and social skills through interacting with their peers.

By keeping your child in care, you are free to continue participating in work, study and other activities, including looking for work. If you decide to keep your child at home during this time or are subject to restrictions that prevent your child’s attendance, maintaining your child’s enrolment at their service means you won’t have to find an available place again once the COVID-19 pandemic is resolved. It can be difficult settling children into a new service and places may be hard to find in some areas after COVID-19, depending on the demand for child care.

For More Information please download the Information for families – Keeping your child in care during COVID-19 which is provided by The Department of Education, Skills and Employment Australia.