Preventative health measures are necessary in the preschool setting. If your child is not well, please keep him/her home. We will contact you or your emergency contact if your child becomes ill at preschool. Please let us know if your child contracts, or has been exposed to, a communicable disease.


Keep your child at home if he/she shows any of the following signs/symptoms:

  • Fever of (38.5°C) or higher
  • Consecutive bouts of diarrhoea, or has vomited within the past 24 hours
  • Skin infection, undiagnosed rash, eye infection or signs of infectious disease
  • Parasite related conditions (impetigo, scabies, head lice, etc.)
  • Acute cold with running nose or eyes, sore throat
  • Has been on antibiotics for less than 24 hours


Your child may return to preschool when:

  • Fever has remained below (38.5°C) for 24 hours without medication
  • Child has had at least one normal bowel movement
  • 24 hours has passed since last bout of vomiting
  • child has been examined by a doctor and has received medical clearance for an infection of   parasite related condition
  • after being on antibiotics for 24 hours


Staff can refuse a child who is too ill to attend preschool, and may request medical clearance.

We would prefer not to give medication to children while at preschool.

In cases of sever injury or illness, we will contact the parent immediately. If we are unable to reach a parent, we will arrange to take the child to the hospital. Medical consent forms and medical record forms will be taken to the hospital along with the child. A form will be given to parents in order to provide us with a current list of any medications, allergies, to medical concerns. Please keep us informed of any changes in doctors, dentists, and your child’s general health.