It is essential that children attending our centre are healthy. In the interests of other children and staff, children who are deemed unwell by the centre coordinator or delegated staff members must be taken out of care until they are well.
Sun screen is applied to all children so as to reduce the risk of them developing skin cancer. If your child has special requirements in this area please let us know. We provide all children with sun hats as well.
No Smoking Policy
Smoking is strictly not permitted in the centre or grounds at any time.
Accidents and Sickness
If children have minor accidents that do not require medical attention (minor grazes, bumps etc) the accident will be recorded on an accident report. The accident reports are placed in the sign in and out folders for parents to read and sign at the end of day. In the event of children becoming unwell during the day, parents or guardians are contacted after which a prompt collection of the child is required. It is essential that we have at least three emergency phone contacts for us to ring in the event of a child falling ill or having an accident. Parents must keep the centre advised of changes to emergency contacts.
Accidents occuring when parents cannot be contacted
If an emergency arises and it is not possible for centre staff to contact parents, we will arrange for an ambulance to transport the child to hospital. If parents can not be contacted from hospital we will also authorise emergency treatment should that be deemed necessary.
We follow the Guidelines to exclusion from childcare as prescribed by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
A complete list of all Infectious diseases and exclusions can be found here
Administration of medicine
For children who are under medication eg on a course of antibiotics, parents need to authorise the medicines administration by completing our centres medication register. Medicines to be administered need to be shown to staff who will store them in an appropriate way. Non prescription drugs such as panadol are treated in the same way as prescription drugs.
It is a sad fact that many children move through a stage where they will for no clear reason bite other children, carers and / or parents. In our estimation, most children experience an episode of biting in their first three years and that these episodes generally last from a few days to a few weeks. Staff in the children’s rooms manage these situations according to advice from parents, specialists in the field and according to our collective wisdom on the issue. It should be understood from the outset though that your child might be bitten while in care or that your child may bite other children. Parents need to prepare themselves for this unfortunate situation, as it can be very upsetting for all people involved