At Hawthorn Child Care Centre health and safety are very important to us. We have a duty of care to the children, parents and our staff to ensure they are all fit and healthy. We follow The Australian Government National Health and Medical Council Guidelines- Staying Healthy in Child Care the 5th edition 2012.
1.3.2 Exclusion of ill children, educators and other staff
The aim of exclusion is to reduce the spread of infectious disease. The less contact there is between people who have an infectious disease and people who are at risk of catching the disease, the less chance the disease has of spreading. Excluding ill children, educators and other staff is an effective way to limit the spread of infection in education and care services.
(Staying Healthy – Preventing Infectious Diseases In Early Childhood Education And Care Services, 2012)
Please also see our policy on Dealing with Infectious Diseases.