Managing Infectious Diseases at Child Care

Little Kindy Muswellbrook Early Learning Centre,

2 December 2017  

Parents, staff and visitors to childcare Services need to cooperate to ensure anyone entering the Service is in good health so that the possibility of infections spreading to others is minimised.

Parents are asked not to bring any unwell child into the Service, and not to enter the Service if they are unwell themselves. The Nominated Supervisor can refuse entry to any child or adult (including a staff member) who comes to the Service clearly unwell.

Should a child become unwell during the day, the parents or authorised person are contacted immediately to collect the child. The parent will be asked to sign the Incident, Injury, Trauma and Illness Record. If appropriate, the parent will be provided with a Parent/Doctor Report.

As Parents, it is your responsibilities:

  • To keep the Service informed of their child’s current immunisation status.
  • To provide, if requested, a medical certificate verifying that the child who has been unwell has sufficiently recovered to return to the Service.
  • To keep unwell children away from the Service.
  • To remain away from the Service when they themselves are unwell.
  • To arrange prompt collection of their unwell child if contacted by the Service.
  • To inform the Service at any time their child has been exposed to an infectious disease.

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