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COVID-19: Information for parents and services

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Advice to parents

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, some early childhood services will be closed, particularly if there is a confirmed COVID-19 case. To support families in the re-location of their children to a new early childhood service, this website will provide up-to-date information.

Find services in your area

​Parents are strongly encouraged to contact services directly to obtain the most up-to-date information regarding availability and enrolment.

Resources for families

Advice to services​

​As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, some early childhood services will be closed, particularly if there is a confirmed COVID-19 case.

​If you are an early childhood service provider, at this time please ensure you keep your centre’s open status and hours of operation up to date. This will ensure families seeking early childhood services will be directed to you.

Read the latest information about COVID-19 and service operation.

More information

For more information, please see the frequently asked questions.

Latest advice—Friday 27 March

Community kindy will observe student-free days from Monday 30 March.

Community kindergartens will remain open for families of essential workers and children experiencing vulnerability during the student-free days only.

Long day care will remain open as normal, including long day care services who offer an approved kindergarten program.

All other education and care services such as family day care and Outside School Hours Care will remain open unless advised by Queensland Health. Staff, children and families should:

  • practice good hand and health hygiene
  • exercise social distancing
  • stay home if they have travelled overseas in the last 14 days, are unwell or have been in contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19.

Contact​

Phone: 1800 454 639
Email: ECEC.COVID19@qed.qld.gov.au

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Last updated 07 April 2020