When a communicable illness is diagnosed in a child or staff member, the information about the illness is posted for the parents to read. This information includes symptoms to look for, incubation, isolation periods and appropriate care to be taken. These information sheets are provided by Public Health.
To ensure a healthy environment for all we ask:
- If your child is showing signs of illness you refrain from bringing him/her to the childcare until the illness has passed.
- If your child becomes ill at the center you will be asked to pick him/her up as soon as possible. While waiting for parents to arrive a staff will stay with the child in an isolated area and provide comfort and distraction. All illnesses/ symptoms will be recorded on the child’s chart in the health and safety binder and in the communication book.
- The childcare staff will administer prescribed medications to the children only as directed by a doctor. This is described on the label of all medications. When possible we ask that you would administer medication yourself before arrival or after the departure of the childcare.
- When needed the staff will take on the responsibility of giving medications as stated in the ‘Administering Prescribed Medications’ or ‘Administering Non-Prescription Medications’ policies.
- If your child has severe asthma or severe allergies, we will always administer the medications in the event of an emergency as described on the child’s Individual Medical Alert Plan or Individual Allergy Plan provided at the time of registration. This individual plan will be posted in each room and area the children occupy during the day.