A kindergarten in Kyntown was close for a week after two small fragments of asbestos were discovered in the playground

The fragments were reportedly the size of  a 50 cent piece.

Whole the original source of the asbestos is not currently known, the Macedon Ranges Shire Council clarified that it was not part of the existing kindergarten building.

The council is looking into how the material made its way on to the site  or whether they are remnants of a previous building.

Community well-being director Karen Stevens said the discovery was surprising since the building had been cleared of asbestos prior to recent upgrades

“We are deeply concerned that this material has been found, given that all asbestos had been safely removed from the building before the renovations started earlier this year,” she said.

“A soil test was also done in late 2012 which did not identify any asbestos.

“We are confident that the material has not come from the existing building.

“They resemble pieces of roof tile which are not part of the existing building.”

Parents were notified on Friday evening that the kindergarten would be closed this week.

Ms Stevens said council was aware of the disruption this would cause to families, but that children’s safety was paramount.

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