Health and Safety

ALLERGIES

If your child has an allergy or any other diet restrictions, please inform staff. If a child has a severe, life threatening allergy, forms will need to be completed by both the child’s parent and doctor and the centre must be provided with emergency medication prior to a child’s attendance.

MEDICATIONS

Prescribed medication will be given to a child ONLY if it is in the original prescription container. The container must have a Pharmacy label and MUST include the following:

The name of the child, the date, the name of the medication, the dosage and method of administration.
Non-prescribed medication will be administered only with a completed and signed “Request for Administration of Non prescription Medication Form” completed by a medical practitioner.

SAFETY REMINDERS

1. Parents or previously authorized persons must sign every child out of the program each day.

2. Children will not be released to persons not listed on the registration form without written authorization from the parent/guardian.

3. Persons authorized to pick up a child, in the absence of the parent/guardian, will be required to produce identification.

4. All visitors to the centre will be required to report to a staff person first to identify himself or herself and state the purpose of their visit.

5. The buddy system will be in effect any time a child leaves the centre.

6. Any staff changes will be written on the announcement board.

7. Staff child ratio will be maintained at all times as per licensing requirements.

8. Children will not be allowed to play in an unsupervised area, only exceptions are Leaders with a signed “Distal Supervision Contract”.

9. We will NOT release any child after dark that is not accompanied by an adult.

ILLNESS POLICY

Children are often ill. This presents problems to working parents who do not want to be absent from their jobs.

However, when your child is sick, please do not bring him/her to a Tomorrow’s Topkids Child Care Centre. TTK is not the place for a sick child. The illness may affect the other children or staff, causing more problems. Also, a sick child cannot participate fully in the program.

We strongly suggest that you make arrangements in advance for the occasions when your child may become ill. A grandparent, neighbour, relative or friend may be willing to care for your child when he/she is sick. We hope children will not become ill, nevertheless this may happen. If a child becomes ill or is seriously injured at the centre the parent/guardian will be notified immediately and will be required to pick up their child.

As a guideline, your child should be kept at home or removed from the centre if he/she:

• has a temperature over 38 C
• is vomiting or has diarrhea
• feels too unwell to participate in the usual daily activity including outdoor activities
• has an undiagnosed skin rash
• has persistent pain
• is not well enough to attend school
• has a communicable disease

Thank-you for your cooperation in keeping our centers happy, sickness free environments.