Health & Safety
Illness or Accident
If a child appears ill during the course of the day, daycare staff will contact a parent/guardian.
Please be sure to keep us updated on your work and home numbers, as well as all emergency contacts.
In the best interest of your child, and the other children at the daycare, your child should be kept at home when he/she has any of the following symptoms:
- A cold that hinders day-to-day functioning
- A sore throat
- An earache
- Vomiting unexplained rash
- Apparent discharge from eyes/ears
- A child should not return to the Centre until he/she has been free from diarrhea for 24 hours. After having a fever, a child should not return to the Centre until his/her temperature has been normal for 24 hours.
If we feel that your child is not well enough to attend, we will ask for a doctor’s note confirming that he/she is not contagious and can attend the centre.
As a courtesy, we ask that you call us by 9:30 am each day that your child will be away due to illness. It is important to advise staff as soon as possible about the type of illness your child has contracted in order to help them identify symptoms in other children in the room.
A child with a communicable disease cannot be admitted to the daycare. If your child has contracted a communicable illness (i.e. measles, mumps, chicken-pox, strep throat, pink eye, impetigo) please notify a staff member at the daycare. If exposure has unknowingly been present at the daycare, we will inform the other parents in the room that their child may have been exposed. Please consult with your doctor to confirm that your child is no longer contagious.