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

Diarrhoea                                                             Pertussis (whooping cough)

Diphtheria                                                             Poliomyelitis (polio or infantile paralysis)

Hand, foot and mouth disease                                Ringworm, scabies, pediculosis (head lice)                                             

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)                       Rubella

Hepatitis A, B or C                                                Salmonella or Shigella infection

Herpes (cold sores)                                               Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection         Streptococcal infection (including scarlet fever)

Impetigo                                                               Tuberculosis

Influenza and influenza-like illnesses                       Typhoid fever (including paratyphoid fever)

Leprosy                                                                Verotoxin-producing E. coli (VTEC)

 

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.