Spielwelt German Parents Association is a not for profit organisation running children’s programs in German in Canberra
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Spielwelt has decided not to wait for ACT schools to close. We are taking action earlier as a precaution, especially given the knowledge of what our extended families in Germany are experiencing already.
For Spielwelt the situation is as follows:
1. Schlaumaeuse put its sessions on hold until further notice, from 6pm on Wed 17 March 2020.
2. Pfadfinder ceased meeting face to face from Wed 17 March, and will carry on online.
3. Spiel und Spass ceased meeting until further notice, from Sun 22 March.
4. The German Australian Playschool held its last session on Mon 23 March, and will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. Teachers will prepare regular emails for families and include activities, songs, ideas and tips (and hopefully even videos) to help families offer GAP-at-home for their children.
Have written separately to all our groups to let them know about the refund policy and how it applies to them, and exactly how any childcare subsidy is likely to be affected.
All our groups aim to re-open later in 2020, when the COVID-19 situation has resolved to the point where bans and distancing measures have been lifted and the health risks are greatly reduced.
Stay healthy and sing along, everyone: Haende waschen, Haende waschen (even if your towel is gone, like in the song!)