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.
FYI - here is the latest update to the NSW Immunisation Schedule (December 2013).
For more information about Childhood Immunisation please click on this image and you will be redirected to an entire brochure on the subject.
Throughout the year, please remember to bring us updated immunisation information for your child (when they have their 4 year old injections).
If your child has turned 4 in the past year we MUST have a copy of their updated immunisations papers . Please bring in their blue books on their first day next year OR email us a copy of their ACIR Immunisation History Statement available from www.medicareaustralia.gov.au/online - clicking on this picture will take you there.
This is a requirement of the NSW Public Health Act 2010 and we will be adhering strictly by not accepting children without updated papers.
For those children who are not immunised, parents will need to provide Immunisation Exemption papers - contact us directly for more details.
There is a new app available for families to help remember vaccination dates. 'Save the Date to Vaccinate' can be downloaded from www.immunisation.health.nsw.gov.au
Click on the picture here to take you there.
Urgent - If your child has turned 4 since enrolling at Green Gables please bring in their Blue Health Book immediately or access these records through Medicare Online Services (link available on our 'Links' page). Please leave the original documents in the office and we will copy and return them to you. For further details, read this short article from the Department of Education and Communities (the new DoCS).
Dear Parents and Friends,
With the recent release of Staying Healthy in Child Care 5th edition (our go to source for anything relating to health and hygiene) we have updated our policies. Many have not changed apart from the source information but our Nose Wiping Policy contains a procedural change.
Previously educators were required to wear gloves for wiping noses. With the review, gloves are now optional but of course hand washing afterwards or the use of an alcohol-based rub is necessary. We are very interested in your feedback so please use a policy feedback form from under the sign in counter.
The revised Policy is currently on the parent information wall and will be sent via email shortly.
Please take your child's water bottle home every day for cleaning.
With Winter and the flu season here it is so important that we limit the breeding grounds for germs as much as possible.
Thanks for your help in keeping Green Gables healthy
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