All Bright Futures Educarers hold a current First Aid Certificate.
No medication will be given without permission from you, the parent/caregiver, and the completion of the medication form. The medication form covers the name of the medication, dosage and the time it is to be administered. Any preventative medication e.g. Inhalers also require permission by you and a signed letter from your Doctor before the Educarer will administer the medication. Educarers will be given information and/or training when preventative medication is to be used.
Illness – Child
If your child is unwell then you need to let us know that they will not be going to the Educarer’s home. Ministry of Education regulations require us to exclude all children who are sick in order to protect the other children and the Educarer. If your child becomes unwell while in care, the Educarer or Visiting Teacher will contact you to arrange for them to be picked up.
Illness – Educarer
If your child’s Educarer is unwell, we will first make contact with you and then if required, we will arrange alternative care with another Bright Futures Educarer for your child that day. It is important you are contactable at all times within coverage.
Minor accidents like bumps and bruises are a part of children’s normal play. If an accident occurs and your child needs treatment e.g. cold compress, a plaster etc, your Educarer will administer this and record it on our accident form. This record will include what, when and how, the accident happened. If an accident does happen, your Educarer will provide you with the completed accident form for you to sign and the information will be passed to Bright Futures management.
If the accident is serious, your Educarer will seek medical attention for your child and inform you as soon as practical. We require your permission for this when you complete your child’s enrolment form. The action that is to be taken is outlined in our accident policy. If you would like to read a copy of our accident policy please call us on 0508 678 910.
Around the age of 2-3 years you may start thinking about potty training. Bright Futures Educarers will support you in which ever way you choose to embark on this process. If you would like some advice and guidance on this we are happy to offer that too.