Illness and Accidents
The Director is to be notified if your child is to be absent due to illness. Please also notify the Nominated Supervisor if your child has contracted an infectious disease. Children with contagious illnesses are required to be kept at home, and not to return to Preschool until the infection has been treated and can no longer be passed on. Refer to the NSW Department of Health Infectious Diseases Chart for more information. The Director may also request a medical certificate before your child is allowed to return to Preschool after an illness.
In the case of an accident or illness at Preschool, the Director will endeavour to contact the parents immediately and, where necessary, seek medical assistance. Any expenses will be the responsibility of the parents.
Please ensure your workplace, home phone and mobile numbers are up to date on the preschool's records.
Medication and Medical Conditions
Staff will be able to administer medication to children who are recovering from an illness (provided the child is well enough to return to Preschool). All medication must be handed directly to a member of staff and a medication form must be completed and signed by the parents before any medication will be given. All prescribed medication must be in its original container that includes information about the dosage and use by date. It must be prescribed for your child - unless stated otherwise by a doctor's certificate.
ALL medication requires a medication form, ie. tablets, mixtures, creams, doctor and non-doctor prescribed medication.
If your child has a diagnosis of Anaphylaxis or Asthma, you will need to complete an action plan in consultation with your doctor. The forms are available at the Preschool. All staff will be made aware of your child's condition and when they are in attendance at the centre, notification will be put on the noticeboard. If your child has an undiagnosed condition that staff need to be aware of, please complete a medical action plan to keep on your child's file. These need to be updated as your child's medical needs change.
Please provide details and a copy of your child's immunisation records to be kept on file at the Preschool. If your child is not immunised, please provide the Preschool with a letter from the doctor. Please be aware that any child that is not immunised will need to be excluded from the centre if an outbreak of illness should occur.
The staff at Cumnock Village Preschool are mandatory reporters. We are mandated by law to report to the Department of Education and Communities, any forms of abuse observed towards children in our care. We pride ourselves on providing a safe environment for all children that is free from bias, humiliation and harm. Should you have any concerns about the safety, welfare or wellbeing of your child in our care, please talk to the Nominated Supervisor. Any reports of abuse made against a staff member will be reported to the Ombudsman.
Emergency and Evacuation
Please note that our room plans for emergency evacuation procedures are displayed at each main exit. During the term we will practice these procedures with your children so that they are well prepared for any emergency that may arise.