CELC is a nut-aware service
We have a number of children with nut allergies that can lead to Anaphylactic shock and for this reason our Catholic Early Learning Centre (CELC) is a NUT AWARE service. Please do not give your child anything that contains nuts including chocolate, peanut butter, nutella, muesli bars with nuts, dried fruit and nut mixes, cakes with nuts etc. If your child has consumed nut products (e.g. peanut butter or nutella) before coming to the CELC, please ensure they have thoroughly washed their hands and face before arrival
Health and Safety
It is our policy that when a child is unwell they should not attend the CELC until they have fully recovered. This prevents the spread of germs and allows the child to be cared for by their parents/carers in conjunction with a medical practitioner in an environment they are comfortable with.
If your child is temporarily taking prescribed medication you will be required to complete a medication form authorising administration of the medication by our educators. Non-prescribed and homeopathic remedies including ointments and creams will not be administered at the CELC. A minimum exclusion period of 24 hours will apply after first administration of any medication. Should the child’s condition continue to deteriorate parents/carers will be requested to not bring their child to CELC and seek further medical advice.
The CELC will maintain a healthy and hygienic environment that promotes the health of the children, educators and parents/carers. CELC educators will inform the community of effective ways to minimise the spread of communicable infections.
Munch n Move
The Munch n Move program aims to promote and encourage children's healthy eating and physical activity and reduce small screen recreation. Educators at CELC St Michael’s have attended workshops designed to assist in the meaningful incorporation of Munch n Move into our curriculum. Children at CELC St Michael’s participate in our daily Munch n Move program in a bid to promote the key messages that form the basis of the Munch & Move program:
- Choose water as a drink
- Eat more fruit and vegetables
- Choose healthier snacks
- Get active each day
- Turn off the television and computer and get active