Our premises have their own small appropriately equipped nursery clinic with a full time dedicated nurse and a part time doctor.
The primary roles undertaken by the nursery clinic are as follow:
- Provide first aid or emergency care to sick or injured students.
- Assist the nursery part time doctor in conducting medical examination of the children.
- Assess children to detect early signs and symptoms of health problems which will affect learning.
- Monitor and maintain growth and development of children.
- Administer nursing care appropriate to the identified nursing needs of the children.
- Plan, implement and evaluate health education programme for children.
- Plan, implement and evaluate immunization programme of all the children in the Centre under the supervision of School Health Services staff of Department of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS).
- Maintain and submit required records and reports as per guidelines.
The nurse will provide full-time medical services on site for minor ailments. If your child is attended to by any of our medical staff, a note will be sent home. Your child's medical records are kept at the nursery - please assist us in keeping them updated should any changes occur. Please inform the nurse of any new vaccinations that your child has. The nurse's clinic is not fully equipped to deal with extensive medical conditions. The nursery is permitted to store only those medications as per guidelines from the Ministry of Health. For children who are on medication not included in the Ministry of Health Medication guidelines, parents must provide a prescription from the doctor with complete medical history and fill in the appropriate authorisation form. Medication will only be stored for a certain period of time. Please inform the nursery if your child has been or is being treated for a medical condition.
Care of Mildly Ill Children
The best place for a sick child is at home. If your child has been vomiting or has diarrhoea, please keep the child at home for 24 hours. Parents are required to collect their children within one hour of notification of an illness. Ill children are provided with a quiet place in the medical facility to rest.
As with all aspects of health and safety we have a number of medical policies and procedures that are implemented in the nursery. These include but are not limited to
- Infection Control
- Accident and Emergencies
- Referral to Health Care Providers
Forms and Declarations
The following forms/declarations are provided in the Application Pack and are required to be submitted prior to the child's commencement at the nursery.
- Updated Immunization Record
- Consent for the Administration of Medications
- Consent for Emergency Treatment
- Consent for Nursery Medical Examination
- Nursery Infection Control Policy
- Dietary Information
As and when it is appropriate, parents or guardians may receive the following notifications from the nurse:
- Immunization Information to Parents
- Other general illness or injury notifications such as: Hand Foot and Mouth Disease, Chickenpox, Head Injuries, Head Lice and Updating Immunisations Records.