Health and Safety
It is strongly recommended that all children are immunised. When a child is enrolled at the centre you will be asked to provide evidence that your child has been immunised. A copy of your child’s immunisation records must be attached to your child’s enrolment form. Parents are also required to provide updated records.
If you have chosen not to immunise your child, we reserve the right to exclude your child from attending the centre if there are any instances or reporting of people infected with vaccine preventable diseases in the local community. We will work with the local medical authorities and or Heath Department to determine the period of exclusion. Parents must provide a letter stating that they will not hold the centre responsible if their child contracts a disease. During this time normal fees must be paid.
If your child requires medication while at the centre, parents must complete the medication register on a daily basis, with the following details: child’s name, medication name, dosage required, and time of administration. This must be filled out and signed by the parent. A senior staff member will administer any medications where they will then counter sign the Medication Register. Staff will ensure that all medication is checked with another staff member before administering. Both staff members will then sign, stating the time given.
It’s important to note:
- The centre will not administer prescription medication which does not have a chemist prescription label on it, clearly stating the child’s name, dosage, and times of administration.
- The centre staff cannot administer any medication unless parents have provided it. The exception to this is Panadol in the event that a child has an extreme temperature and the parent has faxed signed permission to authorise this.
- For any ongoing medical conditions, parents are required to supply in writing a statement from their child’s doctor stating the signs and symptoms of an onset of the condition and the medication required.
Maintaining a healthy environment is extremely important in childcare centres. We wish to protect all children and staff from illness, infection or contagious disease so we ask that if your child is unwell, or showing any signs of being unwell, you keep them at home.
Please notify the centre if your child is unwell and unable to attend the centre. Any breakout of any of the listed infectious diseases will be notified on the notice board in the entrance area. Should your child become unwell while at the centre, a parent/caregiver is required to collect them immediately.
The following guidelines on various infectious diseases are provided on a pdf sheet to help you to decide whether or not your child is well enough to attend the centre.
Infectious Diseases Guidelines (PDF 58.2KB)
An outbreak of any of the illlnesses listed in the pdf will be notified in the entrance area so that you are informed.
We appreciate your cooperation and understanding in our request that you keep your child away from the centre to aid in the recovery and to minimise risk to other children, to other parents and staff.
Accidents and Injuries
In the event of an accident we will seek medical advice for your child. Members of our staff hold current first aid certificates which are updated as per the required regulations.
If your child has a minor accident at the centre this will be recorded and parents will be notified.
Non Smoking Policy
Smoking is not permitted on the premises, all areas inside the centre and surrounding area within the fence and car parking as these are considered smoke free zones.