25 March 2020

At AMIGA, the physical and psychological health and wellbeing of our children and staff are always our primary concern. In order to mitigate the risks posed by the current COVID-19 situation, we have increased our already stringent hygiene and safety measures to protect our staff and children.

The measures we have implemented include:

Health and Hygiene:

  • Introducing mandatory temperature and health checks on each child upon arrival. This is an unprecedented preventative measure that will achieve a far greater degree of safety
  • Adhering to our robust public health approved infection control procedures, with ongoing training for all staff
  • The provision of hand sanitisers upon arrival and throughout the centre
  • Heightened enforcement of children and staff hygiene, such as regular and thorough hand washing in-line with Government advice
  • Our centres have always been, and will continue to be cleaned with hospital grade cleaning products by experienced teams at the conclusion of each day
  • Some children may be feeling a heightened sense of anxiety or stress during this time. However, enabling them to continue with their normal schooling routine in their familiar environment will lessen these effects. In addition, our staff are trained to speak with children calmly and reassuringly about any form of stress or anxiety they may be suffering.

Exclusion Policies and Social Distancing:

  • The suspension of all incursions and excursions for the foreseeable future, and the exclusion of all non-essential visitors
  • The enforcement of social distancing for all essential-visitors, including ensuring they do not remain in the centre for longer than necessary
  • Enforcing a strict exclusion policy for children or staff that exhibit any cold or flu like symptoms
  • Enforcing a strict exclusion policy for any child or staff member where they:
    • have recently returned from overseas; or
    • have had contact with someone who recently returned from overseas.
  • Requiring written medical clearance from a treating doctor for any child or staff member who had previously exhibited cold or flu like symptoms prior to their return to the Centre


AMIGA Montessori is a community that stands by one another.

In this period of upheaval, it is important to allow your child to continue their social and educational development in a safe, and familiar environment. As such, we will do our best to support you and your family throughout this tumultuous period. If you are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus, please contact your centre manager to explain your situation. If appropriate, your centre manage may be able to grant you a significant discount to your fees. Furthermore, if you have lost work or household income due to the virus, you can apply directly to MyGov for further financial assistance, which could see your entire fee covered by CCS. We will soon be making available a MyGov factsheet with instructions on how you might be able to access this additional funding soon.

Please remember, communication is key. Unless you communicate your situation with us, you may miss out on available assistance to aid you through this period.