It is highly recommended that all children attending Richmond Preschool have age appropriate immunisations as per the Health Department schedule. All children must have documented evidence of their immunisation status by either;
- An Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) Immunisation History Statement which shows that your child is up to date with their scheduled immunisations.
- An ACIR Immunisation Medical Exemption Form (IM011) which has been certified by your general practitioner.
- Evidence that a catch up schedule is in place with your vaccination provider.
In the event of an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease at Richmond Preschool, the Public Health Act requires us to notify the Health Department. It is Health Department Policy that children who are not immunised remain at home for the duration of the outbreak. Fees still need to be paid during this exclusion period.
Infectious DiseasesRichmond Preschool has adopted the Department of Health's recommendations regarding the exclusion of children from preschool because of illness, as outlined in their pamphlet "Some Infectious Diseases of Children" and "Staying Healthy in Childcare".
Infectious diseases of childhood
- Chicken Pox
- German Measles (Rubella)
- Glandular Fever
- Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
- Head Lice
- Hepatitis A
- Impetigo (school sores)
- Meningococcal Disease
- Molluscum Contagiosum
- Scarlet Fever
- Slapped Cheek
- Whooping Cough
If you are at all concerned, the best option is to see your Doctor for advice.
Recommended minimum exclusion periods Infectious Diseases List