Health and Safety Policy

Children who show signs of a contagious illness are not accepted at the ECEF. After they have had a fever, they need to spend at least one fever-free day at home before they are allowed to attend again. If a child has had a contagious disease, they require a doctor’s note to return. Parents are asked to inform our staff about the sickness and absence of their child.
Children may not attend the program if any of the following symptoms are present:
Lice
, fever, contagious eye infection, or other contagious conditions, including but not limited to: diarrhea, vomiting, and measles.
In case of any medication or special circumstances that may affect the child during the day (e.g. poor night’s sleep, upsetting event at home), the parents are asked to inform the educators. A child who appears to staff to show signs of illness may be excluded from class and they parents will be called to pick the child up.
In the case that medication needs to be provided to a student, a written request must be provided together with the medicine labeled with the child’s name.

Handling Emergencies
In case of minor accidents or injury, staff will treat and comfort the child. Staff members are trained in First Aid and CPR.
In the event of a more serious accident or injury, parents will be notified immediately. In case of unavailability, the person on the emergency contact list as stated in the registration-form will be contacted. Educators will take the child to the national hospital, if not requested otherwise in the registration-form. Educators will stay with the child until parents or the emergency-person arrives. All information will be provided to parents and the medical response team.
In case of any natural disasters, educators will stay with the children, until parents are able to arrive at the early childhood education facility to pick their children up.

Emergency plans
Fire and natural disaster drills are conducted on a regular basis to ensure that everyone is familiar with proper procedures for handling emergency situations. There is a First Aid Kit and staff are trained in basic First Aid.