Health & Saftey

Health is our Priority

Jada Davis

Director

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Claire Miller

Lead Teacher

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Ben Harris

Assistant Teacher

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Please read our immunisation policy and guidelines.

Please read our guidelines for unwell children and attendance at Blue Gum.

Please read the Blue Gum sun protection guidelines and policy.

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Immunisation

 Blue Gum actively encourages each child, educator and family member using the service to be   immunised.

  • Parents/guardians who wish to enrol their child are required to provide a copy of their child’s Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register at the time of enrolment and re-enrolment. The Statement must be dated within the last two months of enrolment or re-enrolment.

  • Children  may not attend the service unless  a copy of their Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register(AIR)  has been received.

  • To be fully immunised your child needs to have received all vaccines recommended for their age as part of the National Immunisation Program (NIP).

  • Homeopathic immunisation is not recognised.

  • The Nominated Supervisor or educators may exclude a child who is not fully immunised (i.e. received all vaccines recommended for their age) for a period of time if there is a case of a vaccine preventable disease at the service, or if the child has been in contact with someone outside the Service who has a vaccine preventable disease.

 

Please read our full Immunisation & Disease Prevention Policy here.  

 

Exclusion

Children who are unwell should not attend on that day.

If your child has vomited, had diarrhoea, or a temperature during the night or early morning, they are to remain at home so as not to infect the other children.

We ask that you keep them at home until they have been clear of any symptoms for a period of 24 hours.

It is the responsibility of families to inform Blue Gum that their child has come into contact with someone with a vaccine preventable or infectious disease.

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Sun Protection

We are a Sun Smart Centre which is endorsed by the Cancer Council. 

To ensure all children attending Blue Gum Child Care Centre are protected from the effects of skin damage by sun we work by the following guidelines.

 

Our full Sun Protection Policy is available upon request. 

Blue Gum requires children and employees to wear legionnaire style, bucket or broad brimmed hats, without strings, that protect the face, neck and ears whenever they are outside. Children who do not have their hats with them will be asked to play in an area fully protected from the sun.

Blue Gum recommends that children and educators wear loose fitting clothing that protects as much of the skin as possible for outdoor activities. Shirts that cover the shoulders and have collars , in addition to longer style skirts and shorts, are most suitable. Darker colours are recommended, as they are less likely to reflect UV radiation on to the skin.

 

Children will be encouraged to use available areas of shade for outdoor play activity. 

 

Employees and visitors to the Service will act as role models by:

  • Wearing appropriate hats and clothing outdoors.

  • Using SPF 30+ broad spectrum water resistant sunscreen for skin protection.

  • Seeking shade whenever possible.

  • Looking after their skin and avoiding sunburn.

 

SPF 50+ broad spectrum, water resistant sunscreen will be provided for educators and children’s use as necessary. Sunscreen will be applied liberally at least 20 minutes before going outside and not rubbed in. It should be reapplied every two hours or more frequently if it is likely to have been washed or wiped off.

 

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