Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Care

When enrolling your child at the Centre, it is mandatory to inform us of any medical problem or allergies, your child may suffer from.

This information will be recorded on your child’s enrolment form and on the computer files for staff reference only. Please inform the Director or staff, if any changes occur to keep our records up to date.

If a child becomes unwell or is contagious whilst at the Centre, the parent/guardian will be notified and asked to take the child home.
The child will be made comfortable and monitored until the parent/guardian arrives.

The Centre must be notified if a child develops any contagious infections or diseases, because we are committed to providing and maintaining a healthy environment to safeguard children and staff from infection.

This Centre follows the guideline in the “Staying Healthy in Child Care” book, distributed by the Health Commission.

Medication

Medication will only be administered if:

  • The medication register is completed with the child’s name, medicine required, amount and time to be administered, dated and signed by the parent/guardian.
  • The medication is prescribed by a doctor and has the original label detailing the child’s name and required dosage.
  • The medication is an over-the-counter product (e.g. Panadol), that has been authorised by the parent/guardian.
  • The parent/guardian has completed and signed on ‘authority to give medication form’ with the staffs knowledge.

Medication must be given directly to the staff person, and not left in the child’s bag.

Medication should not be placed into a bottle or drinking container that other children at the Centre may gain access and consume.

Staff don’t have the authority to administer any medication without written confirmation from parent/guardian. 

Illness

If a child becomes ill while at the Centre the parent/guardian will be notified and asked to take the child home and seek medical attention.

The child will be made comfortable and monitored until the parent/guardian arrives. Please notify us if your child develops any contagious or infections disease.

The Centre is committed to providing and maintaining a healthy environment to safeguard the children and staff from infection. This Centre follows the guidelines from the “Staying Healthy in Child Care” hand book.

Accidents

Safety and supervision is a priority at the Centre. In the event of your child being hurt at Kidz Club:

  • We will make every attempt to comfort your child and administer appropriate first aid. All staff are required to hold a current first-aid certificate.
  • We will immediately contact you as per your enrolment form or your emergency telephone numbers.
  • The incident will be recorded, in detail, on an "Incident Report Form" and will be discussed with you.
  • In the event of an emergency, the Centre may need to call for an ambulance to transport your child to the doctor or to a hospital.
  • The Centre will not be liable for any medical or transport fees that may occur.

Asthma

If your child has an Asthma condition, this needs to be recorded on your child’s enrolment form – detailing the symptoms and triggers, medications required, and times to administer.

This is vital information for our staff, and your child’s safety. Please refer to and complete the forms supplied in the Parents Information Handbook or download them from our documents section.

Immunisation

It is a requirement of the Children’s Services Office, that the Centre keeps a record of your child’s immunisation program. In order for your child to be eligible for Child Care Benefits, they need to be immunised. Proof of immunisation is required.

Please advise the Centre of any updated immunisations.

To meet the immunisation requirements, children aged under 7 must be immunised according to the standard vaccination schedule, be on a catch up vaccination schedule, or have an approved exemption from the requirements. If a family ignore the immunisation requirements the child’s CCB will eventually be cancelled.

If your child is not immunised, please talk with the Director to make any necessary arrangements.

We encourage immunisation for the health and safety of the children in our care.

Sun Protection

Effective measures will be taken to ensure the children’s safety from the sun.

During the daylight-saving months, we avoid exposure to the sun between 10:00am and 3:00pm.

Sunscreen will be applied prior to attending outside play, using a broad-spectrum 30+ sunscreen.

Children will be required to wear an appropriate sun-hat when playing outside. Please ensure that your child’s hat is a legionnaire or broad-brimmed style for maximum protection. They need to be labelled with your child’s name.

Sun-safe clothing is recommended for play at ‘Kidz Club’. ‘Tank-tops’ or any other clothing where shoulders are exposed is not acceptable. Please ask the staff if unsure.

Emergency – Evacuation

Emergency evacuation procedures are displayed on the wall in each room.

A drill is regularly called and all staff, children and parents present in the building at the time are required to follow the drill procedures. Please do not enter the building if you hear the alarm sounding.