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Choosing a childcare center for your child is one of the most important decisions for a parent. We take pride in our commitment to your child, therefore we always ensure your child is in a happy, safe and clean environment.

Health measures:

Temperature ScreeningAll children are subjected to daily health check at the entrance of the school upon arrival

Maintaining good hygiene levelsEvery day our school thoroughly disinfects and sanitise our toys, mattresses and all surfaces that are frequently touched

Safety measures:

First Aid Assistance:

– For minor injuries, teachers who are trained and certified in First Aid will perform Standard First Aid Procedures.

– In serious cases, the nearest medical aid will be sought and parents will be informed immediately. 

Precautionary measures against COVID-19

(28 March 2022 onwards)

1) Health Declaration/ Medical Leave (MC):

– Children who display the following symptom should seek medical attention and only return to school once they have fully recovered. Teachers reserve the right to reject your child from entering the school should he/ she display the above symptoms.

  • Temperature of 37.5 degrees and above

  • Runny nose and block nose

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Shortness of breath

  • Diarrhoea

  • Vomiting

  • Red spots in the mouth, on hands and feet

Children on Medical Leave (MC) are strictly not allowed to enter the school until he/she finishes the duration of the MC period.

– Children/ staff/ any of their household members issued with Health Risk Alert (HRA) will be allowed to attend preschool, if well. They will receive HRA notifications and are strongly encouraged to get tested and minimise their social interactions for the duration specified by MOH.

 

2) COVID-19 Health Protocols:

– From 18 February 2022, an advisory Health Risk Notice (HRN) has replaced the Health Risk Warning (HRW) for close contacts identified by MOH under the national health Protocol 3. The HRN self-monitoring period has also been reduced from 7 days to 5 days, as individuals infected with the Omicron variant have been shown to have a shorter incubation period. Those who have already received HRWs should still complete their existing monitoring periods. Persons issued with HRN can continue to obtain their Antigen Rapid Test (ART) kits through designated vending machines, to facilitate their self-testing during the monitoring period.

As the majority of pre-school children still cannot be vaccinated, preschool staff and children who have been issued with HRN must continue to produce a negative ART result before entering the preschool during the specified period. Those unable to take an ART will be issued with a Leave of Absence for 5 days from the last day of exposure. Pending the issuance of HRN, staff and children who have been identified as close contacts are to produce a negative ART result each day that they return to preschool. This is to minimise transmission risks within the preschool.

Click here for the latest guide to help parents/ guardians understand COVID-19 Health Protocols given by ECDA for parents and take the appropriate actions.

3) Travel Declaration:

– Children and staff must inform and fill up Appleland's travel declaration online form before leaving Singapore (including cruise-to-nowhere)

4) Ensuring safety in school:

– All children aged 2 years and above must wear a mask/ face shield when in school

– COVID-Safe ABCs: All safe distancing measures that have been implemented in Phase 1 will continue

– Daily cleaning and disinfecting routines are being carried out every day in school

– All preschool children (except for special needs children) aged 2 years and above should wear masks or face shields in the preschool

– No cross-sharing of equipment, materials and toys across classes

– Celebration of special events are conducted within the child's respective class

5) School activities measures:

– All large group activities that intermingle with other class levels are not allowed

– No showering for Nursery 1 and above children (need-to basis only)

– Outdoor activities can now be carried out by class (without breaking the children into smaller groups). Staff and children are still encouraged to wear a mask (or face shield for children) when outdoors and engaged in less strenuous outdoor activities for personal protection. When conducting vigorous outdoor activities, staff and children can be without a mask but the children should be organised into groups of no more than 10 children per group.

– Outings remain cancelled

– K2 children may take their graduation photo by class, subject to safe management measures (SMMs)

6) Enrichment programmes:

– All enrichment classes will continue, the external teaching personnel will be fully vaccinated. If not vaccinated, they are required to obtain a negative ART within 24 hours of visit before entering the preschool.

7) Visitors in preschools:

– From 1 January 2022, all visitors entering the preschool during operational hours must be fully vaccinated

– School visits are allowed on Saturdays, strictly by appointment only. Visitors must be vaccinated to enter our premises.

– All visitors are required to check-in with SafeEntry, take their temperature upon entering and must declare any travelling over the past 14 days

– Visitors who are on Isolation Order or Stay-Home Notice (SHN) are not allowed to enter. Those on a Health Risk Warning (HRW) are to produce proof of negative ART result for that day during the period of HRW).

– Visitors should keep a safe distance of at least 1 metre from staff and children, where possible.

8) Other strict measures:

– Infant Care parents can enter to drop-off and pick up their child, only 1 parent is allowed to enter.

– Only 1 parent is allowed for drop-off and pick-up of their child, kindly wait in the waiting area at all times.

– No mingling with one another at drop-off/ pick-up point

– Refrain from having long conversations with the teachers to avoid crowding at the waiting area, parents can communicate via the school app instead.

Last update: 29 March 2022

(Based on ECDA's Revised Precautionary Measures for Preschools against COVID-19 issued on 28 March 2022)