SOEL has been caring for and educating the youngest children in our communities for almost 50 years. During that time we’ve seen a lot. COVID-19 has proven to be a challenge for everyone concerned and it’s clear that it will continue to be a presence in the future.

We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of education and care that we can during these uncertain times and have always acted on the most up-to-date health advice from the Western Australia Department of Health and the WA Government as a whole. Timely, meaningful and accurate information is essential to making the decisions which are in the best interests of our children, our families, our staff and the SOEL community as a whole.

The health and wellbeing of our children and families is always at the centre of what we do and with best practice hygiene procedures in place, we can quickly react to changing conditions and recommendations accordingly.

With Western Australia’s reconnection to the rest of the nation imminent, we have made the decision to move to a door-drop-off model, where only children and educators actually enter the buildings. This is something that has been implemented a couple of times in the last 2 years at SOEL and has been very successful. This reduces the number of people the children and educators actually have contact with, minimising the risk of COVID transmission. SOEL children are strong, resilient and capable learners and have responded very positively to the changes.

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