As a registered kindergarten provider, Council is required to take precautions to protect children from harm or hazards, and to develop and regularly practice emergency procedures (Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010; Education and Care Services Regulations 2011, regulation 97).
Emergency management plans at each kindergarten outline actions to be taken in the event of:
- incidents occurring within the kindergarten building or grounds
- incidents occurring outside of the kindergarten that has the potential to impact on the kindergarten.
The Macedon Ranges Shire is located in the Central Fire District.
In the event of a ‘Code Red’ Fire Danger Rating, and some Total Fire Ban and Very High/Severe/Extreme days, the following kindergarten closures apply:
- Code Red: all kindergartens in the shire
- Total Fire Ban or Very High/Severe/Extreme: Macedon Kindergarten
On low, moderate or high fire rating days, all kindergartens are open as normal. In the event that this changes, families will be notified via SMS.