Wellbeing - Kids Cove - Terrey Hills

Wellbeing - Kids Cove - Terrey Hills

Kids Cove Early Learning Centre provides a healthy and safe environment for children, Educators and families to grow and develop in – as such the Service has a health and safety and hygiene policy regarding illnesses and medications. Children with contagious illnesses are required to be kept at home and a doctor’s certificate must be presented to show that the infection cannot be passed when the child returns to the centre.


Staying Healthy at Kids Cove


Kids Cove is committed to maintaining a healthy environment for our children.

The wellbeing of your children is our top priority which is why our procedures are in line with the NSW health requirements. This includes hand washing policies, teaching self-help skills to the children, educational sessions, and sharing our knowledge on children’s health & safety.

By engaging with the children in fun ways, we are able to promote a healthy environment and encourage them to do the same. We also offer Healthy Eating projects which teaches the children about the importance of self-care. This is done through fun and engaging activities to ensure the learnings are indefinite and effective!










Medication


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








Asthma


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.








Sun Protection


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.








Accidents


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.








Emergency Drills


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.








Food Allergies


Kids Cove Early Learning is committed to ensuring that your children are provided with the best possible care. We are a nut-free zone, and understand that your child may have an allergy, which is why we work closely with our educators, parents, and chef to ensure that your child’s needs have been met. We have a collaborative approach and our team works together to ensure a healthy and safe environment.


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