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Vacation care services to close Tuesday and Wednesday

Monday, January 5, 2015

Five vacation care services and a children’s centre in the Adelaide Hills will be closed on Tuesday 6 January and Wednesday 7 January, in light of the ongoing fire activity in the area.

Vacation and child care services at the following DECD services will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday:

  • Birdwood Primary School
  • Gumeracha Primary School
  • Lobethal Primary School
  • Tea Tree Gully Primary School
  • Woodside Primary School
  • Torrens Valley Children’s Centre

Department for Education and Child Development Deputy Chief Executive Julieann Riedstra said parents who use the service were being contacted and advised about the closures and are being offered vacation care at alternative sites.

"In light of the fire we are taking every precaution to keep children and staff safe. Parents are being contacted and alternative arrangements have been made available to try and minimise the inconvenience,” she said.

The Department is continuing to monitor the situation and will keep parents and staff informed of any further developments.

DECD Bushfire Information Hotline: 1800 000 279.