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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. 

Latest Precautionary measures against COVID-19

Last update: 31 May 2022

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.

 

2) COVID-19 Health Protocols:

– Parents will be notified if there is a confirmed case in their child's class and decide if they wish to send their child to school.

– From 26 April 2022, MOH will stop issuing Health Risk Notice (HRN) to close contacts. Staff/ children who are close contacts of a confirmed case may return to preschool, if well. 

– Although parents are no longer required to produce proof of a negative Antigen Rapid Test (ART) result if their child is close contact with a positive case, we still highly encourage staff and parents to exercise social responsibility and self-test when they/ their child feels unwell or have recent contact with an infected person, and follow prevailing health protocols if they test positive.

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:

– From 26 April 2022, preschools may resume large group and communal activities. The children will remain within their respective cohorts.

– From 26 April 2022, safe distancing between children and staff/visitors will no longer be required

– From 26 April 2022, 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 will resume from June 2022

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

– Children of all levels may take group photos by class. Each child may remove his/her mask or shield momentarily for photo-taking and put on immediately after the photo is taken.

6) Enrichment programmes:

– All enrichment classes will continue, and 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:

All visitors entering the preschool during operational hours must be fully vaccinated and/or recovered from Covid.

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

– All visitors are required to take health and temperature checks upon entering and ensure that their masks are on at all times.

Visitors who still test positive and have not recovered from Covid even after 7 days, are not allowed to enter the preschool.

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

– External guests remain disallowed for birthday celebrations (parents cannot attend the celebration).

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.

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