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Illness

illnessIn case of an illness of a child staff will:

  • attend to the immediate needs of the child keeping them comforted and informed throughout
  • consult the Qualified Educator (if not available Manager) at all times before making any decision regarding the ill child
  • comply to recommended periods of exclusion for cases and contact with infectious diseases in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council
  • to contact the parent/guardian if exclusion period is necessary (should exclusion not be necessary the parent/guardian must be contacted and informed about the child’s illness in order for the parent to make a decision regarding a doctor, treatment etc)
  • to display the infectious disease poster at the sign in desk to inform staff and parents of current infection/s (or ask office staff to do so), and to inform office staff in order to complete the relevant illness record book

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