Health & Safety
If Your Child Is Sick
If your children show the following symptoms, please do not bring them to classes:
- Fever, diarrhoea and/or vomiting (in the last 24 hours)
- Pink eye or other eye infections (red, crusty, or watery discharge)
- Common cold or influenza
- Sneezing or coughing, if persistent and/or productive (including heavy nasal discharge)
- Skin infections or unexplained rash
- Any communicable disease such as chicken pox, mumps, or measles.
If a child develops any symptoms of illness during a class, the parents will be contacted to pick their child up. The Children’s Ministry staff reserves the right to ask you to keep your child in the service if they are acting/appear ill or unable to appropriately participate due to illness.
Administering medicine is a serious responsibility, and as such, medication may only be administered by parents. Nursery and Children’s Ministry staff and volunteer team members are not permitted to administer any medication to your child.
If this presents a scheduling issue for your child, we are happy to have you come to the class-room to administer the medication. However, we ask that you not leave any medications in the classroom with your child or in your child’s bag.
If your child must carry an asthma-related rescue inhaler or EpiPen for life-threatening allergies, please notify the Children’s Ministry Director and staff when you check in your child. Staff and volunteers are not permitted nor trained to administer these medications. We will immediately contact you should any incident arise.
It is important to note that we cannot guarantee a completely allergy-free environment and cannot be held liable for allergic reactions that occur in spite of efforts to assist children with allergies. Parents of children with food allergies are to be responsible and diligent in protecting their children when they attend Children’s Ministry programmes.
Upon registering, please indicate any allergies your child may have. For their safety, this information is printed on their nametags when they check-in each week.
In the event of a fire or emergency which requires evacuation, children will be escorted by trained volunteers to the appropriate meeting points outside the centre. You may collect your child from the meeting points once we've had a chance to count and verify that all children are present.
Please do not attempt to come to the first floor during an evacuation as there will be too much confusion and children need to exit from the building in as orderly a fashion as possible.