NO CHILD will be admitted with obvious signs of any highly contagious infection or illness. Our policy states the incubation period, symptoms and exclusion periods of such diseases. Children who are not immunised will be required to be exempt from the centre.
Educators will be able to administer medication to children who are recovering from illness.
A medication form must be completed and signed by parents before any medication will be given. All prescription medication must be prescribed for your child and not another family member- unless stated otherwise by a doctor’s certificate. Medication must be in date and in its original packaging.
The medication must be handed to an Educator to store in a locked container in fridge. Please DO NOT leave medication in your child’s bag.
The Educator who gives medication requires a medication form to be completed by the parent, e.g. tablets, mixture, creams.
Any child who has commenced an antibiotic must not attend the centre for 24 hours from commencement
The centre aims to provide a safe environment for children who have asthma. It is centre policy that an “Asthma Record Plan” be completed by parents / guardians in consultation with the family doctor. It is also a requirement that the record plan be reviewed by your family doctor annually or as circumstances change. This must be completed and returned before enrolment commences. These will be available at the time of enrolment.
Our centre’s policy is “no hat, no play”. This policy will be enforced. Parents are asked to provide a wide brim hat to wear during outside activities. These must be named. The most suitable hat is one, which shades the ears and neck, as research is showing a high incidence of skin cancer on people’s ears.
In case of an accident or illness occurring at the Service, the Nominated Supervisor will contact parents if deemed necessary. As a matter of extreme importance parents must ensure that the Service has up to date emergency contact numbers. An incident report will be filled out, outlining the accident and signed by the Educators who observed and administered first aid, as well as any witnesses. The Nominated Supervisor’s and parent’s signature will also be required.
Throughout the year the centre will hold emergency drills which occur at any given time throughout the day. These are carried out in a well-organised and orderly manner. Also Educators will be trained in using the fire extinguishers that are in the Service. An emergency escape plan will be in every room.
We are an allergy aware centre. Nut free zone.
Please inform the Nominated Supervisor if your child has any allergy.