Civic Kindergarten

Middle Park

Health & Safety Information

All teachers hold a current VIT Registration and all educators hold a current Working with Children card.  All teachers and educators hold First Aid certificate, Anaphylaxis Management certificate and Emergency Asthma training, and update their CPR and Anaphylaxis training annually.  A fully stocked First Aid kit is also kept at the Kindergarten.

Alerting the Kindergarten of Medical and Health Status

It is the responsibility of each parent / guardian to bring relevant issues and concerns to the attention of the Director of Teaching.

Please email the kindergarten, civic.kin@kindergarten.vic.gov.au if your child has a known medical condition (Anaphylaxis, Asthma, Epilepsy, Diabetes etc.).  They will not be permitted to commence kindergarten until your child’s doctor has prepared a medical plan for staff, complete with all procedures to be followed in the event of an episode. This plan will be displayed at all times and an EpiPen/Ana pen and or any necessary medication will need to remain at the kindergarten at all times (see relevant policies online at www.civicKindergarten.org.au).

Please contact the Director on 0403 097 244 to advise us if your child has developed an allergic condition, asthma or anything else requiring specialised medication and care, so we are fully aware of your childs needs whilst they are at the kindergarten.

Medication

If your child is required to take medication, please give the medicine (personally) to the Director for safe keeping. No medicines are to be put into children’s bags at any time.  You will be required to complete a medication form with all instructions clearly set our, exact dosage and exact times to be given.  The medication must also be clearly named.

Please see the Director to complete a form which needs to accompany the medication.

Medical and Health Episodes

Injuries.

Educators will contact you via phone if your child sustains any sort of injury to the head during play and you will be required to come and collect your child immediately and keep under close observation.

In addition to the above, if your child is otherwise hurt during his or her time at kindergarten, staff will assess, treat and complete an accident and injury form, which you will be asked to sign at pick up time.  This form will then be on your child’s file for future reference.

Infectious and or Virus Illness.

One of the most important things we can do to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), flu or cold in our community is to stay at home when we are unwell, even when we have the mildest of symptoms.  Therefore if a child presents to kindergarten with a runny nose, cough, fever, frequent sneezing or vomiting you will be contacted via phone and required to come and collect your child immediately.  These children should be kept home for a day or two until they are showing no signs of illness.

Vomiting / Diarrhea.

If a child has been vomiting or experiencing diarrhea, in line with Department of Health guidelines and our Policy (refer to website), they should not attend kindergarten until 48 hours have passed since the last episode.

Head Lice.

Please note that if your child contracts head lice (highly transmittable and very common in groups of children) you are required to treat your child’s hair twice before returning to kindergarten.  Please notify the Director in a confidential and discrete matter so that notice can be given to other parents to check their own child.  A clearance form will need to be completed.

CHILDREN ARE NOT TO BE BROUGHT TO KINDERGARTEN IF THEY ARE UNWELL OR HAVE AN INFECTIOUS CONDITION. 

Please follow the ‘Illness Minimum Period Exclusions Table’ – page 10.

Illness / Condition Minimum Period Exclusion Information

Please follow these exclusion periods when your child is experiencing any of the following conditions:

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