A few months ago just before lockdown started I've enrolled my child at a local childcare service (not in one of the current areas of concern). As a result, of the lockdown the start date has been delayed due to lockdown extension, even though we've already paid the enrolment fee and a bond of 4 weeks. They are now saying we are to start end of the month and they can no longer hold our place as they have been trading as per normal. This is the first time I've dealt with childcare centre so I'm lacking in how it works internally.
Current NSW Health guidelines is if you WFH keep your child at home. Their staff are not yet vaccinated, fully or otherwise has not been disclosed. It's a long day care and charges the 12hr day fee even if child only attend half a day or none. Previously, they have mentioned that they are advising those that can keep their kids at home are encouraged to do so. So to me that says I would have to pay the fee indefinitely or pull my kid out?
Cases have continued to increase and we have already had 3 days of over 600 cases. I know most are concentrated at 'areas of concern' but the staff may be living in those areas and travelling to this centre. I know my kid would really benefit from attending for social and other early learning reasons. But with Greater Sydney 1/3 of cases are under 19, I am really worried.
What are my options?