Health


Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a severe form of allergy reaction and it can be fatal. While the incidence of death from anaphylaxis is rare, children can die without appropriate intervention.

In accordance with the Education and Care Service National Regulations 2011, North Brighton Kindergarten has developed an anaphylaxis management policy. If you would like to view the details of this policy, it is located in the orange policy file in the entrance to the kinder, or is available on this website.

When North Brighton Kindergarten has children attending with anaphylaxis this will be communicated via signs at the kinder and with emails.

In line with this policy, children will be required to wash their hands when they arrive at kinder.

 

Infectious Diseases

Regular attendance at kindergarten is important, but please keep your child away if they are sick or could be infectious. Please call the kindergarten to let us know if your child will be absent. A poster setting out the symptoms and contagious period of infectious diseases in children is on display at the kindergarten. All parents will be notified if any infectious illness occurs.

 

Medication

If your child requires medication, please notify the staff. This must be written in the medication book and signed by both parent and teacher.

 

Allergies/Health Requirements

Any allergies or other health requirements should be noted in the child’s enrolment form. Remember children will bring birthday cakes and other foods into the kindergarten, so it is important to ensure the teachers are aware of any allergies.

 

Notification of Accidents

In the event that a child has a minor accident the parent/guardian will be notified at pick-up time. If there is a major accident and emergency care is required the parents or emergency contact will be notified and medical, hospital or ambulance services may be arranged if appropriate. All accidents are recorded on an accident notification form.  Parents will be informed of all incidents and must sign the documentation.

 

Head Lice

The occurrence of an outbreak of head lice is difficult to avoid. Please inform the teacher if you find head lice in your child’s hair. Children will be excluded from kindergarten until appropriate treatment is given.