It has always been the policy at Hugs & Kisses that parents are notified immediately when their child becomes ill. Where their child has a fever, and is miserable, we ask that the child be taken home and we suggest that your child be taken to a doctor and then kept at home until he/she is better.
If you bring your child to school when he/she is sick, apart from your child being miserable at school, the situation is unfair to the other children and the staff at Hugs & Kisses, who are unnecessarily exposed to infection. This also perpetuates the cycle of re-infection of other children, and undermines the good work of those parents who act responsibly when their own child is ill and take them home. We require the full co-operation of all parents in this regard.
We rely on parents to act responsibly regarding sick children.
*We kindly request that you:
- React promptly to calls from Hugs & Kisses’ staff when your child becomes ill
- Do not send your child in to Hugs & Kisses when he/she is ill
- Responsibly treat all in your family who may be ill, including domestic workers
- Ensure that all medication is taken (this includes dispensing medication at home!)
- Provide suitably warm clothing for your child
*A doctor’s certificate is required, before your child can return to daycare, after suffering from the following conditions:
- Uncontrolled diarrhoea and/or vomiting
- Mouth sores, with drooling, unless a health professional determines the child’s illness is not communicable
- Skin rash with fever unless a health professional has approved that the child may be at school
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye) with a discharge
- Scabies or head lice
- Any contagious disease until a health professional gives written permission to return
- A fever over 38° with other behavioural signs of illness
- Please inform your child’s supervisor if your child is not coming in to daycare for any reason.
- Please also inform us if your child is hospitalised for any reason.