Red Hill Kindergarten - Quality Early Childhood Education - Red Hill Brisbane
Red Hill Kindergarten - Quality Early Childhood Education - Red Hill Brisbane

Kindergarten Policies

Health Policies

Infectious Disease

The Centre Policy regarding infectious diseases is:

  • Children with an infectious disease will not be admitted to the centre
  • Parents must contact the centre to report that their child has an infectious disease

This policy provides protection for both your children and the others in the centre. A copy of the full Policy Statement and the “time out” (minimum periods recommended for infectious diseases) is available from the office.  The Centre’s statement regarding Workplace Health and Safety is attached at the back of the prospectus.

A medical clearance form (available from the office) needs to be completed by a doctor before your child returns to the Centre.

Absence through Illness

It is recommended that you refrain from visiting the centre when your child is not in good health.

If your child is ill, please telephone the centre to let us know. If a child is absent for two weeks and the Executive Director receives no advice, the child’s name will be removed from the roll and the vacancy filled.

Administering Medication

You must discuss with the Executive Director the requirements as to regular administration of treatment (e.g. asthma medication, insulin). It may be possible in some cases (e.g. asthma medication) to arrange supervised administration by the Executive Director. However, your attendance will be required in most cases.  The Executive Director will not administer medication unless the parent/guardian has obtained a doctor’s instructions in writing as to its administration and advised the Executive Director accordingly.

Allergy Notification

It is the parent’s responsibility to notify the centre of any allergies their child is at risk of.  Parents must provide the centre with a written and current independent medical report that outlines the child’s medical condition, the recommended treatment able to be provided by RHK staff and any other matters deemed relevant (including an Anaphylaxis Action Plan).

Immunisation Policy

Following amendments to the Public Health Act 2005 (Qld) which took effect on 1 January 2016, Red Hill Kindergarten will no longer accept enrolments of children who are not “up to date” with their scheduled vaccinations. This policy applies to siblings of children previously enrolled at Red Hill Kindergarten.

Prior to enrolment and attendance at Red Hill Kindergarten, parents are required to provide an immunisation history statement stating that their child’s immunisation status is “up to date” (and an updated statement when their child passes future vaccination milestones if applicable).

Children who have an exemption for a vaccine given by a recognised immunisation provider because of a medical contraindication to a vaccine are considered “up to date”. Similarly, children who are on an approved immunisation catch-up schedule developed by a recognised immunisation provider are also considered “up to date”.

 

Workplace Health and Safety Policies

It is the policy of Red Hill Kindergarten Association Incorporated to conduct its activities in such a way as to provide an environment which, so far as is practicable, protects the health, safety and welfare of all people at the workplace and actively encourages safe working practices.

In order to support this policy Red Hill Kindergarten Association Incorporated will:

  • Comply with all relevant legislation and compliance standards  (in particular Workplace Health & Safety Act 1995) and made adequate provisions of resources to meet these requirements.
  • Promote health and safety awareness and the development of healthy and safe working procedures
  • Provide information and, where necessary training, instruction and adequate protective equipment.
  • Consult with employees on health and safety matters and on ways to reduce workplace hazards and improve control systems.
  • Maintain effective accident analysis and hazard systems.
  • Encourage the rehabilitation of injured employees.
  • Regularly review health and safety performance.

Employees, volunteers and visitors for their part will be expected to:

  • Comply with all relevant legislation and compliance standards.
  • Wear appropriate protective equipment
  • Report and, where appropriate, rectify hazards and participate in the analysis of accidents.
  • Accept responsibility for protecting themselves and others.

No task is so important as to compromise health and safety of employees, volunteers, visitors and the children. Appropriate consideration must be given to determining a safe and healthy work method for each and every activity.

 

Commendation/Grievance Policy

Commendation/Grievance forms are available from the office.  The form can be used to address issues that cause you concern and also to give you the opportunity of expressing any experience of pleasure that you may wish to share with your teacher, committee or fellow parents.  In our experience most concerns can usually be addressed with a positive outcome, if the appropriate person addresses them.

At Red Hill Kindergarten, we believe Kindergarten is an important year in a child's development and preparation for school.