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Clean hands and big hearts: How Creative Garden is handling COVID-19

Creative Garden Leading Childcare

In this time of uncertainty and change, the health and safety of Creative Garden families and team members remains our highest priority.

We understand that information, kindness and support are currently essential in keeping all children, families and teams feeling reassured. Below, you’ll find a number of resources to help at this time.


Where to find the latest information & updates

G8 Education, who operates our centres, is liaising regularly with health and education authorities for the most up-to-date advice and recommendations.

Please find the latest Government Advice here.

This is an ever-evolving situation, and G8 Education is dedicated to updating our network with the latest advice. 

CLICK HERE to find all updates related to centres, along with further details on how to protect your family from illness, and more information for support at this time.


What if my child’s centre closes?

In the event of your child’s centre being closed following an order from authorities as part of a wider community containment measure – we will communicate with you via email, SMS and the Xplor app.


How will my child be protected in centre?

Community Kids COVID update

All Creative Garden centres will be using Zoono Hand Sanitiser and Zoono Microbe Shield to provide the highest level of protection for children while also protecting their skin.

Dermatologically tested and ultra-gentle, with no harmful chemicals, Zoono products last all day on skin and up to 28 days on surfaces while fighting bacteria and fungi. Zoono Hand Sanitiser also keeps killing 99.9% of germs for up to 24 hours (including COVID-19), even after normal activity and hand washing. Click here to find out more about Zoono.

G8 Education is consistently monitoring the advice from state and federal authorities and follows the all required and preventative measures stipulated to prevent the spread of COVID 19.


Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) – temporary financial hardship

ACCS is available to families who are eligible for the Child Care Subsidy (which can be applied for at the same time) and where an individual is experiencing temporary financial hardship which has caused a substantial reduction in their ability to pay child care fees.

ACCS can cover the full cost of child care fees for up to 13 weeks. To receive the subsidy, families need to apply for ACCS through Centrelink. For information on ACCS please visit the Australian Government Department of Education website or speak with your Centre Manager.

Please ask your Centre Manager / Coordinator who will give you information about how to apply for ACCS.


Key contacts

If you have specific questions relating to individual situations, please contact the relevant state or territory public health agency:

If you have a child currently enrolled at a Creative Garden centre, your Centre Manager is your best contact for up-to-date information and answers to any centre-specific questions.