Children who are unwell should not be brought to Meela and may not be accepted at the Centre Director (if in the Director or Assistant director’s absence) at the Responsible Person’s discretion.
It is important that you inform the Centre Director or the educators in your child’s room, if your child has been ill or received an injury since last attending the centre.
In the case of your child becoming ill or injured whilst under the care of Meela, every effort will be made to contact you so you can collect your child. If your child has a temperature you will be informed and an educator will take appropriate action to lower your child’s temperature i.e. removing the child’s clothing, encouraging child to drink water etc.
Parents/guardians will be required to obtain a medical clearance from the child’s doctor before being allowed to return to Meela.
The Centre Director or the Responsible Person has the right to call an ambulance or doctor if urgent medical attention is required. Every effort will be made to contact you or your emergency contact as soon as possible. All medical costs, ambulance transport or taxi fares will be the parent/guardian’s responsibility.
Children will not be allowed to attend the Centre if they show signs of any illness including:
- Discharge from eyes and ears
- Coloured discharge from nose
- Rashes, spots or open sores
- Vomiting or diarrhoea
- Abnormal temperature (37.5 degree), or (below 36 degrees)
IF YOUR CHILD HAS BEEN SICK (Vomiting/Diarrhoea) WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 48HRS THEY ARE REQUIRED TO STAY AT HOME. A MEDICAL CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED BEFORE YOUR CHILD RECOMMENCES CARE.
(This is per the WA Health Department, Communicable Diseases Guideline 2016)
Educators have undertaken First Aid, CPR, Emergency Asthma and Anaphylaxis training. Families must notify the centre of any allergies or health requirements. Please note an Asthma, Allergy and/or Anaphylaxis Action Plan must be completed by a medical practitioner prior to commencing care. If your child is prone to asthma or is anaphylactic, Ventolin or an Epi Pen must be brought to the centre and held at Meela permanently. Failure to do so will result in non-acceptance of care for that day.