We aim to create a safe and hygienic environment that will promote the health and wellbeing of both the children and Educators.

As a rule, children should not be brought into Co-op unless they are well enough to participate in normal daily routines and activities. A sick child needs the special one-to-one care that is only possible at home.

The following guidelines apply when deciding if your child is well enough to be in care:

  • Antibiotics. If prescribed antibiotics, your child must stay at home for at least 24 hours from the time they start taking them.
  • Fever. If your child develops a fever while at Co-op, you will be asked to come and collect them or arrange for someone else to collect them.
  • Fever. Your child must be free from fever for at least 24 hours before returning to care.
  • Gastroenteritis. Your child must be free from vomiting or loose bowel movements for at least 24 hours before returning to Co-op.
  • Flu and flu-like illnesses. Your child must be well before returning to care. This is in consideration for your child, our other children in care and our Educators.
  • Head Lice. You child can return once appropriate treatment has begun.
  • Chicken Pox and Hand Foot and Mouth. Your child can return once ALL blisters have dried up.
  • If unsure, please contact the centre staff for guidance if attendence is recommended or not.

Please note the following:

** Parents must inform staff if any medication, including Paracetamol or cough mixture, has been administered to your child before arriving in care.

** If your child requires medication to be administered while in care, you must fill out our Medication Permission Form, ensure you speak to a team member (preferably someone from your child's group) and hand the medication to a team member before you leave.