KEEPING UNWELL CHILDREN AT HOME

Families are requested to keep unwell children at home, as infections spread quickly through groups of children.  We are required by the Health Department to exclude children for prescribed periods of time if they have an Infectious disease. Therefore, if your child has an infectious disease (please refer to the list below), you MUST inform an educator, to ensure the wellbeing of all the children and families. If you are unsure, please see an educator.

Infectious Diseases

Amoebiasis (Entamoeba histolytica)                      Measles                         

Campylobacter                                                     Meningitis                                                                        

Chickenpox                                                          Meningococcal infection                                                                                

Conjunctivitis                                                        Mumps

Coronavirus (COVID-19)                                         Pertussis (whooping cough)

Diarrhoea                                                              Poiliomyelitis (polio or infantile paralysis)

Diphtheria                                                             Ringworm, scabies, pediculosis (head lice)

Hand, foot and mouth disease                                 Rubella                                           

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)                        Salmonella or Shigella infection

Hepatitis A, B or C                                                 Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

Herpes (cold sores)                                                Streptococcal infection (including scarlet fever)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection          Tuberculosis

Impetigo                                                                Typhoid fever (including paratyphoid fever)

Influenza and influenza-like illnesses                        Verotoxin-producing E.coli (VTEC)

Leprosy                                                               

 

Our ‘Dealing with Infectious Diseases Policy’ has been developed to ensure the Kindergarten environment is healthy.  According to the ‘Dealing with Infectious Diseases Policy’, the teacher will make arrangements to send a child home, if the child seems unwell.

You need to notify Dianne or Sarah of any allergies or medications your child has. Medications need to given to an educator. If medication is to be administered to your child during the session, then you must complete the medication record form.

OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN, FAMILIES

AND EMPLOYEES

Our first priority is the health and safety of our children, families and employees. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and following the advice from the Department of Education and Training (Early Childhood Education).

Our COVID-19 Safe Plan builds on our already robust approach to providing a safe and healthy environment and we will update it as the situation evolves. If you would like a copy, please see an educator.