PEACH BLOSSOM is committed to providing environments that are safe and healthy for all participants; our commitment to ensuring the well-being and comfort of all children is our first priority. Although PEACH BLOSSOM strives to welcome all children at all times there are occasions when children should not attend group care. When a child develops symptoms of an infection or illness at home it is the family’s responsibility to keep the child at home.
We promote the protection of well children by preventing illness whenever possible. We encourage children to practice and develop good handwashing habits to prevent the spread of germs. We encourage an understanding of good nutrition, exercise and proper rest for the development of healthy bodies.
Each child must have an immunization history signed by a physician on file at the Center. Please notify us if your child has any allergies (especially food allergies).
Sick Child Policy
PEACH BLOSSOM staff are required to assess children’s health upon arrival each morning prior to admittance. If a child is unable to participate fully in all aspects of the program, indoors and outdoors, the child must remain at home for their own comfort. As a parent, you are the person that knows your child the best, if there is any change in your child’s general health or well-being please keep your child at home and seek medical attention. If your child becomes unwell at the centre this will be immediately monitored and recorded and you will be informed by telephone. Due to this you may be asked to collect your child earlier than usual. The following outlines areas of health concern whereby the child must remain at home, or if at the childcare program, an adult will be contacted to pick up the child.
Please note: No refunds are offered for illness.
Parents must ensure the centre is informed of any information regarding their child’s health. This includes providing copies of any relevant information provided by health professionals for your child’s records; any diagnosis of a health or medical condition; allergy reports; asthma plans; or details of ongoing conditions, triggers and/or treatment.
- Prescription medication will be administered to children, in accordance with provincial legislation.
This requires that:
If the child appears unwell staff may ask you to take your child home and provide a clearance from your doctor before the child can return to the service.
Where a child has been prescribed Anti-Biotics, the child must have completed a full 24 hour cycle of the appropriate dosage of the prescribed anti biotic at home, prior to recommencing care. Where a medical practitioner has not issued specific written “administering medications schedule” specific to the medication being administered, the following administration of medication time frames will apply:
All other medications will be administered in accordance with the instructions on the original container or the medical practitioner’s specific written instructions for administering the medication.
Skin Conditions Medication and Creams
Staff will administer skin conditions medication and creams ongoing as a preventative measure where required by parents. The parent must adhere to the requirements of providing over the counter medications in clearly labelled original containers with the child’s name displayed. A medical management plan outlining the administration requirements must be provided and a demonstration to staff on how and where to administer the skin conditions medication or cream for preventative purposes must occur.
An allergy is an abnormal response to a normal substance such as animal hair, eggs, pollen, food dye, fish, peanuts, etc. The allergic person, when exposed to that particular substance, will have what is known as an anaphylactic reaction. Symptoms may vary from mild to mid-range to life-threatening.
The safety of your child is important to us. Please inform us as soon as possible of any allergies your child develops after enrolment in our programs.
Upon registration (or upon the development of a severe allergic reaction), an Individual Health Care Plan will be completed prior to the start date. The Health Care Plan will be reviewed annually or when any changes are necessary.
Our centre is peanut safe environments and therefore we ask that no food is brought in unless discussed with the site director.