Health and Safety Policy

Children who show signs of a contagious illness should not come to school. After they have had a fever, they need to spend at least one fever-free day at home before they are allowed to attend. 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 teachers. A child who appears to staff to show signs of significant illness, will be cared for by a teacher and parents will be informed to collect their child.

In the case that medication needs to be provided to a child, we ask that you fill in the administering medicine form.

Handling Emergencies

Teachers are trained in basic First Aid. In case of minor accidents or injury, teachers will treat and comfort the child.

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. Teachers will take the child to the national hospital, if not requested otherwise in the registration-form. A teacher will stay with the child until parents or the emergency-person arrives. All information will be provided to parents and the medical response team.

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.

In case of any natural disasters, educators will stay with the children until parents are able to arrive at the pre-school to pick up their child.