Sun Safety We believe that it is a shared responsibility between parents, students and the Educators to ensure that children are protected from Ultraviolet (UV) radiation. We would like this to be remembered during Student Free days and Vacation Care, where children need to wear clothing that protects their shoulders and wide brimmed or bucket hats (not caps).
All children are required to wear t-shirts that cover their shoulders whilst at the Trinity OSHC Service. No spaghetti straps, tank tops, etc. For ultimate sun protection, we recommend that children wear loose fitting, long sleeve shirts with collars, paired with knee length or longer style shorts, dresses or skirts.
All children are required to bring hats to the Trinity OSHC Service each day that protect their face, neck and ears, such as legionnaire, or wide brimmed or bucket, with a brim of at least 5 centimetres. Educators are supplied with wide brimmed hats which stay within the service. All children and Educators are required to wear these hats whilst outside when the UV rate is 3 or above.
If a child does not bring an appropriate hat to the Trinity OSHC Service, Parents/Guardians will be contacted and given the option to bring in an appropriate hat, or will be required to purchase a hat from our Trinity OSHC Service for the child to use, a $6 hat feel will then be charged to your account.
During Vacation Care, while attending any excursion or incursion which includes water play or swimming, such as inflatable waterslides, ‘slip & slides’, indoor/outdoor pools, etc. All children are required to wear a rash vest (long sleeved is preferred) and board shorts. Children who are not wearing the appropriate Sun Smart swimwear will be excluded from the activity.
If there is any uncertainty of what clothing and hats are appropriate for our Trinity OSHC Service, please feel free to discuss this with one of our educators.
For more information on our sun smart policy, there will be copies of the policy kept at the service and also on our website.
Infectious Diseases/ Illnesses Children suffering from infectious/contagious diseases will be excluded from OSHC for the length of time specified in the “Staying Healthy in Child Care” document. The children will not be readmitted to OSHC until the period of exclusion has been completed or a certificate from a medical practitioner declares the child/ren able to return. Notification will be made aware to all families in the event of an infectious disease.
Children who are ill will not be able to attend the service. In the event of a child becoming unwell during the program he/she will be comforted and cared for by Educator and the parent/guardian or emergency contacts will be advised to come and collect the child as soon as possible.
Accident Procedure In the event of an accident Educator will provide first aid (All Educator have a current First Aid certificate) In the event of a serious injury or illness, the Director/Assistant Director will seek medical assistance, and if necessary call an ambulance. Please Note: parents are responsible for any medical costs incurred.
In the event of a minor accident educators will record the event on an accident/illness report sheet, which parent’s/guardians will be required to sign. In the event of an accident where medical assistance is required parents/guardians will be contacted immediately. Any Head injuries will result in us calling the parents to collect. Medication Prescribed medications (including Panadol) can only be administered when a written consent from is completed, these are available from the service. This form must be completed by a parent/guardian and a doctor, and medication (Including Panadol) must be supplied from home with the child’s name and correct dosage on it in the original container.
Only a qualified educator member will administer medication who will then document this on a medication form which needs to be signed by the parent/guardian upon collection of their child.
Allergies and Special Medical Conditions A file with children’s special medical conditions or allergies will be kept in the OSHC kitchen and all Educators will make themselves aware of these children and their special requirements
Nutrition We aim to provide a healthy and nutritious snack and also to provide a wide variety of different foods keeping within healthy eating habits. Where possible, snacks will reflect a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. Children will be encouraged to try different foods but never forced to eat, All our children and families are encouraged to have input into the menu.
The OSHC service will need to be notified of any children who have special dietary needs, the parents may be asked to provide a list of suitable and unsuitable foods or asked to supply special food requirements.