Many people have been asking about the photos and when they'll be ready...
They will be here and ready for collection before the end of next week! So that's before 4th December.
We're all looking forward to seeing the beautiful shots :)
Dear Parents and Friends,
Over the past week there have been many cases of children with fevers. The reason children have fevers is not always clear so we always err on the side of caution and isolate them until they are collected.
We are thankful to the many families who keep their unwell children at home and also to those who get here in super-human speed to collect sick children.
Attached to this post is our Infectious diseases policy for your reference. As always we are always interested in your feedback and suggestions regarding policies.
Have a great day :)
HELP WITH HYGIENE
The National Quality Standards (NQS) requires that children have access to drinking water at all times. At Green Gables we ensure this by asking families to provide water bottles and by keeping these bottles with us all day - inside, outside, mealtimes, playtime. With all this use and travel they tend to get dirty inside and out. To help keep the water bottles and baskets clean and germ-free, please remove your child's bottle from the basket each day and take it home for washing.
When children's bottles are left at home we have spares for them to use. These are washed and sanitized between uses. Please let us know in the morning if your child requires a spare for the day.
Thanks for you cooperation.
Hand foot and mouth disease
We have 2 reported cases and 1 suspected case of this highly infectious disease. Please read the attached information so you can look out for the symptoms and keep your child at home if you feel it appropriate.
At Green Gables we are continuously protecting children from cross contamination by washing hands, washing toys, teaching the children about hygiene, discouraging the sharing of water bottles, sanitising eating utensils and more.
The more cautious we all are the better. If children at Kindy present with symptoms their parents will be contacted to collect them ASAP for a visit to the doctor.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation,
The GGK Team
Part of multiculural morning tea week is involving the children in cooking experiences. Click on this picture link for information about food safety and preparation. These practices regarding food safety and preparation can be reinfornced with your children through demonstration and/or discussion at home.
We have recently updated our Supervision of Children Policy to reflect the results of the recent risk assessment conducted with regards to supervision. Please read through it and send through any comments or suggestions you may have. There are hard copies available by the sign in counter should you wish to read it on paper. Many thanks, GGK
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