In the case of serious illness or accident, staff will attempt to contact the parent immediately. Please ensure that the telephone contact you have given is correct. If emergency treatment is required an ambulance will be arranged without delay.
It is essential that all parents sign the authority for staff to seek treatment at a hospital or call a doctor and/or ambulance so that emergency treatment may be commenced.
The staff keep a record of any accidents which occur at the centre, and will inform you if your child has hurt him/herself.
Kids Club follows the advice of the SunSmart initiative.
Children and staff are required to wear protective clothing when outside. This includes: hats and shirts that cover their shoulders and necks.
Children will be asked to wear hats for outdoor play. Children who do not have a hat, must play in sheltered areas or stay inside.
Sun cream is available at each Centre. Children will be encouraged to apply this before going outdoors. Please speak to the Centre Supervisor if you would prefer your child not to wear sunscreen.
The core foundations of the SunSmart initiative are:
Children may be given medication at the Centre if:
Childhood illness can often be life-threatening to your children. In the interest of the health of all children attending the Centre you are required to provide an immunisation certificate to the Authorised Supervisor (prior to commencement) as required under the Public Health Act.
Should there be a medical, cultural or religious reason for your child not being immunised you are requested to present a doctor’s certificate or a statutory declaration stating the reason. Should your child not be immunized for either of the above reasons he/she will need to be excluded from the Centre, if a condition usually prevented by immunisation occurs. Fees will be payable during this time.
Immunisations must be kept up-to-date and the Authorised Supervisor notified each time an immunization is completed. Another copy of your child’s ‘blue book’ verifying the inoculations is required.
Should your child become ill whilst at the centre you will be notified and asked to come to collect your child immediately. It is important that you collect your child promptly to minimize your child’s discomfort and to reduce the possibility of cross-infection with other attending children.
Your child may return to the centre providing that they are not contagious and are not undergoing the first two days of antibiotic treatment. A doctor’s certificate verifying all illness information needs to be provided on return to the Centre.
If your child needs to take medication for non-contagious illnesses, please hand them to the staff upon arrival. The medication forms must be completed to give authorization for the medication to be administered.
Only prescribed drugs will be accepted and administered.
It is essential that parents inform staff of any health-related problems. A child’s life could depend on staff having the right information. Allergies or chronic conditions which your child has, should be discussed with staff, so that they are familiar with how they should attend to your child if necessary.
At the time of enrolment, parents will be asked to fill in an information form regarding asthma. Medication will be given according to written Doctor’s instructions and normal medication procedure.
Children suffering from infectious diseases (e.g. diarrhoea, measles, mumps, chickenpox, and conjunctivitis) or if vomiting must be excluded from the service for the period of time specified by the NSW Department of Health guidelines. Consultation with your family doctor is recommended.
If your child is diagnosed as having an infectious disease, it is your responsibility to inform the Centre immediately.
A child with a fever of 38’C must be kept at home. It is advised that the child stay home, fever free, for at least 24 hours. Their activity level and appetite should be back to normal before returning to care.
Please Note: The Nominated Supervisor keeps a library of all contagious diseases. The list in this handbook is not all inclusive, hence the Nominated Supervisor has the right to refuse entry to the service unless adequate certification/evidence is provided by the parent to the Nominated Supervisor’s satisfaction.
German Measles (Rubella)
Acute ear infection