Yates® Australia and Life Education Australia are encouraging young people to get out into the garden to grow and learn healthy habits by offering $1000 grants to early childhood services.

Schools Tree Day focuses on younger children. It is a great chance for children to get their hand's dirty planting native seedlings, trees, shrubs, edibles and flowers.

The Quality Learning Environments program aims to support not-for-profit community preschools (centre-based and mobile) and not-for-profit long daycares to apply for grants of up to $15,000 (ex GST). Grants can be used to purchase resources and activities which improve physical or educational learning environments.

As Victoria battles the ongoing increase of positive coronavirus cases, there has been a few childcare centres that have also been caught up and have had positive tests amongst educators and children. 

The following are the steps that Victorian early childhood services should take if they have a positive case of COVID at their service.