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Health and Attendance

Regular attendance is important for all children, however children who are unwell recover best at home.

Requests cannot be made for children to remain indoors for the day. Please also be considerate of the other children and staff at the Early Learning Centre. Please do not send your child to the ELC if they have a bad cold as it is easily spread to other members of the group.

If your child has an infectious disease, please let us know, as we will inform you of the length of time your child is required to stay at home. If your child has an ongoing condition or allergy it is important for us to be aware of this in order to provide the best possible care.

Immunisation

Under the proposed ‘No Jab, No Play’ legislation that is intended to be brought into effect from 1 January 2016, all parents/guardians seeking to enrol their child at an early childhood service in Victoria will be required to provide evidence that the child is:

  • Fully immunised for their age OR
  • On a vaccination catch-up program OR
  • Unable to be fully immunised for medical reasons.

‘Conscientious Objection’ will not be an exemption.
Homeopathic immunisation will not be recognised as a form of immunisation.

Medications

If your child requires medication during the ELC day you are obliged to provide this medication and to give written permission in the accident/illness/medication record. We are otherwise legally unable to administer medication. The Early Learning Centre does not provide paracetamol for children. Please consider whether your child will be comfortable at the ELC if they do require medication for illness.

If children require Ventolin to be given on a regular basis an Action Plan from the family doctor must be given to the centre to be kept with the children’s records. This is a Department of Education and Early Childhood requirement.

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