Education and development are important, but we know that nothing matters more than the safety, security and health of your child. That’s why protection and preparedness are critical considerations in everything we do at Kiddy’s Nook Centres.
Kiddy’s Nook enforces its “be well” policy at all times. A child must be well to attend. At no time do we provide sick childcare. The following illness policies will be strictly enforced, for the health, well-being and safety of all concerned.
Sick Child Policy: Under no circumstances may a parent bring a sick child to the centre. This includes if the child shows any signs of illness, or is unable to participate in the normal routine and regular programme.
Every effort is taken to reduce the spread of illness by encouraging hand washing and other sanitary practices.
We do our best to maintain strict cleanliness and hygiene standards.
- Children’s hands are washed before and after meals and after toileting. We use paper towels for drying hands, so children do not have to use the same towel. If parents provide a toothbrush and toothpaste, teeth will be brushed as well.
- All employees are required to wash their hands frequently and also use antibacterial gel.
- Washable nap mats are used. Each child has a separate nap mat that is wiped with disinfectant weekly.
- Tables are disinfected after meals and messy play. We disinfect toilet seats and sinks regularly.
- Our centers are cleaned at the end of each day with safe, non-toxic cleaning products.
- Cleaning supplies are locked safely out of reach of children.
We have strict policies for administering medication to your child to ensure they are protected.
Parents will provide any medications needed by the child, including over-the-counter and prescription medicine. Written authorization is needed for us to administer ANY medication, prescription or over-the-counter.
All medicines must be in their original container with pharmacist’s or manufacturer’s label, child’s name, dosage instructions, current date, name of medication, and times to be administered clearly written.
Minor bumps and scratches are inevitable, but we make every effort to keep the children safe through supervision and childproofing. Minor injuries receive appropriate first aid, and if an emergency injury or illness occurs, parents are contacted as soon as possible.
Parents are responsible for all costs involved in emergency medical treatment, including emergency transportation, if required.
- All children are required to be to be signed in and out
- Safe, secure perimeters ensure that children can enjoy outdoor play safely.
- We use safety gates and cap electrical outlets.
- Our centres include smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.
- We have dedicated, friendly staff who are trained in child development, early-childhood education or a related field.
- We conduct criminal background checks to ensure trustworthy staff and passionate teachers provide the best care and education for your child.
- Our staff and teachers are trained in first aid and CPR.
We are serious about training for earthquakes, fires and other natural disaster situations.
- We have an emergency evacuation plan at each center.
- We regularly test and train so our staff and children are ready.
- We vary the time of day of our drills to help the staff and children prepare to evacuate the building quickly and safely.
Our normal procedure is to release the child only to his/her parents, or someone else the parents designate on the Authorized Pick up and Emergency Contact Form. If someone other than the parent is to pick up the child, the centre is to be notified ahead of time. A verbal notice is fine on that day, if this person is on the list of people who are authorized to pick up your child. If the person is NOT on that list, we MUST have written permission to release the child.