Illness

The following guidelines are to help you decide whether or not your child is well enough to attend the centre.

Any outbreaks of the following illnesses will be notified on the whiteboards in the entrance areas to the rooms.  In some cases staff may request a Doctor’s certificate after your child has had a severe illness before allowing your child to be re-admitted to the centre.  This is to protect your child as much as it is to minimise the risk to other children and staff.

If your child appears to have ongoing or frequent reoccurring illness such as chronic discharge from the nose or abnormal stools, we may ask you to seek medical advice.  This is for the protection of your own child as well as minimising the risk to other children and staff.

 

Illness Exclusion Period
Chicken Pox Please keep away from the centre for one week from the onset and until all blisters have dried.
Common Cold Please keep your child away from the centre if they have an acute cold which includes all or some of the following symptoms: coughing, fever, or green discharge from nose.
Conjunctivitis Conjunctivitis is highly contagious.  If your child has a discharge from their eyes of any type, please keep them away for 24 hrs after treatment has commenced.
Guardia Please keep your child away until they have been treated and all symptoms have ceased for at least 24 hours.
Hand, foot and mouth Please keep your child away until all blisters has healed.
Head Lice Please check your child for head lice regularly as symptoms are not always obvious. Please remove head lice from child's head before returning to the centre.  The whole family will need to be treated.
Influenza Please keep your child away until they feel well.  They should not have any of the following symptoms: coughing, fever, or green discharge from nose.
Measles, Mumps and Rubella Recovery times for these diseases are one week to 10 days. Please keep your child away for 4 days after any rash or swelling goes down.
Ringworm Exclude from centre until all lesions are healed.
Scabies Please keep your child away for 48 hrs after the treatment is commenced.  It is likely that the whole family will need to be treated.
School Sores Your child can return to the centre after treatment has been given and no lesions are weeping.  Any sores must be properly covered up.
Viral Gastronenteritis Your child may return to the centre 48 hrs after the vomiting and/or diarrhoea have ceased.
Vomiting and/or Diarrhoea Your child may return to the centre 48 hrs after the vomiting and/or diarrhoea have ceased.
Whooping Cough Exclude the child from the child for 5 days after treatment has commenced.