AN early education centre in the city's west is trying to increase the spread of kindness while reducing the spread of coronavirus.
"Children are incredible early learners and our wonderful teaching team are celebrating and recognising the excellent hand-washing procedures of children and we encourage families to do the same," Balance Early Education owner Darlene Wadham said.
"We all have a role to play in protecting each other."
Ms Wadham said the teaching team are helping children learn about health and, importantly, hygiene through "fun, play-based experiences".
"Across all learning spaces, children have explored sensory waterplay experiences to practise washing hands and cleaning resources," she said.
"They are also being waterwise by recycling water on plants.
"The key message at this time is to reduce the spread of infectious diseases with effective hand-washing and hygiene practices while increasing the spread of kindness."
Ms Wadham said the centre, which opened at the Westpoint complex in early 2019, was taking a team approach to the fight against the virus.
Additional measures put in place to minimise the risk of COVID-19 have included limiting visitors, reducing group gatherings in shared spaces and more cleaning and hand-washing.
"All visitors must also use sanitiser upon entering and leaving the service and staff have been encouraged to get out and walk in the sunshine at lunchtime," Ms Wadham said.