Food and Nutrition For the safety and well-being of our staff, children and volunteers with severe allergies we ask that you refrain from bringing in any outside food that says “may contain nuts, peanuts or tree nuts”. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO THECENTRE WITH ANY NUTS OR PEANUT PRODUCTS. 3.8 Medication Policy The Child Care Early Years Act requires staff to administer any prescription drugs that the children require provided the parents sign the Scheduled/Emergency Medication Consent form, and complete the written instructions. If a parent/guardian requests staff to administer “over-the –counter” medication, a medical doctor must approve in writing, (in the form of a doctor’s note), the administration as well as duration of the drug. Any “over-the-counter” drugs must be in their original containers. Staff members receiving medication will communicate to other staff members that the child/ren has medication by documenting the information in the communication log book as well as making note on staff notice board in kitchen or on fridge/cupboard area. Medication of any kind, as well as vitamins, lozenges, etc. must not be left in a child’s cubby or bag. 3.9 Safety Policy The staff shall make every attempt to ensure that the children are playing in a safe environment. No child shall be left without adequate supervision. In particular, while in the playground, staff will ensure that the children are visible by at least one staff. Equipment, which possesses a higher level of risk to the children, shall have a staff positioned at that point, to minimize hazards. A playground inspection is done daily by staff, and a trained professional performs a full safety inspection of the playground on a yearly basis. In keeping with the recommendations of the local Health Department, children riding tricycles, bicycles or scooters are required to wear helmets while using this equipment. Since helmets must be fitted to the child’s individual head, and considering the risk of head lice, parents are required to bring in their own child’s helmet if the children are going to use the riding equipment. Helmets should be clearly labeled with the child’s name and can either be left at the centre or taken home daily. All programs have an evacuation plan, lockdown drills (quarterly) and fire drills (monthly). All staff are trained on appropriate fire procedures. As well, all staff are trained in First Aid and Infant/Child CPR and Level C CPR, and holds current certificates. 3.10 Off-site Excursion and Transportation Policy Throughout the year we do leave the premises to go on neighborhood walks. This allows children to become familiar with their community, people and places. Parks, fields, puddles, stores, etc. are just a few highlights on our walks.
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