Hello to our wonderful Cleveland Early Learning Centre families!
Welcome to our May Newsletter!
A big welcome to all our new children who have joined us in the last month. We have many new friends to have happy days with at the centre. We hope you are all enjoying being part of our community.
With the cooler weather approaching, I would like to highlight the importance of monitoring your child’s health during the winter months.
Exclusion of ill children – with the cooler weather and the flu season about to hit, we would like to re-affirm our illness and exclusion policy.
The aim of exclusion is to reduce the spread of infectious disease. The less contact there is between people who have an infectious disease and people who are at risk of catching the disease, the less chance the disease has of spreading. Excluding ill children and staff is an effective way to limit the spread of infection in education and care services.
By excluding one ill person, you can protect many other people from becoming ill.
The need for exclusion and the length of time a person is excluded depends on:
• how easily the infection can spread
• how long the person is likely to be infectious
• how severe the disease can be
The exclusion procedure
To determine when a person should be excluded:
• identify whether the symptoms or a diagnosed illness have an exclusion period
• advise the parents, or the staff member, when they may return to the education and care service.
Children who are unwell should stay home from education and care services. Even if they do not have a condition that requires exclusion, the best place for an ill child to rest and recover is with a carer. (parent, grandparent etc).
We display any recent illness by the sign in our foyer and also through the Educa app so that parents are aware of any symptoms to look out for.
Excursions and Escorted Journeys
We are increasing our trips out and about in the community this term as the cooler weather enables us to walk without being overwhelmed by the heat.
Look out for permission slips so your child can attend these fun learning experiences. Escorted journeys will include the parks nearby, the shops, the Harbour and the library.
Welcome to Georgia
A big welcome to our newest staff member Georgia. Georgia is studying for her Diploma in Children’s Services at TAFE Qld. She is also Romeo’s mum, so is a very familiar face around our centre.
Head Bands for Sale
In the foyer, there is a basket of scrunchies and Head bands for sale. They have been lovingly made by Emma Kohler (big sister of Poppy in our Early Learner’s room) and her best friend Emma. These two girls are in primary school and love to sew. Details of cost and payment envelopes are in the basket.