Children's Health

Your educator will make every effort to ensure each child's health and wellbeing is safe-guarded and to protect children form harm and hazards while they are in care.

Illness and Injury

Please let your educator know if your child has been unwell or injured since last attending care. You will need to inform your educator if any changes to diet or routine are required.

If your child suffers an injury or becomes ill while in care your educator will give first aid treatment and seek appropriate medical assistance if necessary. If an ambulance is required, it is the responsibility of the childs family to pay the ambulance fee. It is recommended you check that your health insurance covers ambulance transport. Your permission for your child to be transported unaccompanied in an ambulance is granted on the enrolment form.

Exclusions

Please be aware there are certain conditions that will exclude your child from care. Some of these, apart from the ususal childhood diseases are:

  • ear, eye or excessive nasal discharge
  • infected or infectious sores
  • rash
  • high temperature
  • vomiting or diarrhoea

Educators are required to refuse to admit a child who is suffering from a communicable disease, which might prejudice the health of other children or the educator. In line with WA Health Department guidelines children must be excluded from care for at least 24 hours after the last instance of vomiting or diarrhoea.

Medication

An Authorisation to Administer Medication form must be completed by the child's parent or authorised representative prior to any medication being adminsitered to your child. Your educator should also be informed if your child has had medication at home even if medication is not required while in care. Medication must be prescribed by a doctor and labelled to the specific child. Children under 6 years should not be given medicines to treat cough and cold symptoms.

Medical Action Plans

Should your child have a diagnosed medical condition (e.g. asthma, diabetes), allergies or other special medical needs, you will be required to provide a Medical Action Plan completed by a doctor to your educator and the service. Your Medical Action Plan must be updated annually. Please contact the service coordination unit to discuss how this may be managed.