Sydney Catholic Early Childhood Services continue to offer high quality care during this time of uncertainty.

A message from SCECS Managing Director, Franceyn O’Connor:

At SCECS, our community’s safety and wellbeing remain our top priority.  We will continue to closely monitor and follow all recommendations and advice from the Australian Government and the Department of Health and Regulatory Authorities and are constantly updating our practices and procedures in response to this unprecedented and constantly evolving situation.  

Following recent advice from the Australian Government and the Department of Health, SCECS will continue to operate and support our communities as schools remain open.  We would like to reassure our families that we are taking all necessary steps to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and take this opportunity to remind you on how you can support us during these times:


It’s important to allow us to take sensible steps to look after your child and the rest of children in care. We will be stringently adhering to health advice and encouraging families to do the same;

  • Wash your hands
  • Cough or sneeze in a flexed elbow
  • Stay at home if you are sick


Our staff are actively promoting;

  • Good hand hygiene with children, families and staff, i.e. frequent hand washing with soap and water; alcohol-based hand sanitising dispensers available in prominent places for family and staff to use.
  • Good respiratory hygiene with children, families and staff, i.e. cover a cough or sneeze with a flexed elbow or tissue.
  • Effective exclusion measures of children, families or staff who present with flu-like symptoms.
  • Social distancing through eliminating all family social or celebration gatherings and events at the service as well as non-essential visitors to the service; avoiding shaking hands or hugging.
  • Families exercise self-isolation for 14 days following travel overseas, and
  • Regular cleaning of surfaces, toys, bathroom, kitchen and equipment.

We understand that continued access to high-quality service is essential for families. We will endeavour to continue to welcome children and families to the service, while it is safe to do, ensuring as always that the health and safety of all our children, families and staff is our top priority.

SCECS thanks you for your support and cooperation in valuing the importance of the continued health and wellbeing of those within our communities. 

For further information, please visit NSW Health:…/dise…/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

If you have any questions, please speak with your service’s Centre Director or Coordinator.

Thank you for your cooperation.