Emergency contact information
If you're enrolling your child at child care, preschool or school you must
provide emergency contact information and details of any medical condition that
may require intervention at school. Make sure you provide emergency contact
details during the enrolment process.
Inform the school immediately of any change in:
- emergency contact people
- your contact details
- medical condition of your child.
If your child is showing any signs of illness, keep them home for the day.
Children who have diarrhoea or are vomiting must be kept home for 24 hours
after the last episode.
If a child becomes sick at child care or pre-school, the parents or emergency
contact carers will be phoned to collect the child.
In schools, the class teacher will generally assess the child's wellbeing first
before contacting a parent or carer.
First aid support is provided in response to unpredictable
illness, allergic reaction or injury to:
- preserve life
- protect the person, particularly if they are unconscious
- prevent a condition worsening
- promote recovery.
If your son or daughter has, or develops a health condition (eg severe
allergy, epilepsy, asthma) it's important that you inform the staff immediately
so that an agreed plan of action can be put in place in the event of an
emergencies an ambulance will be called and a parent or carer contacted.
Staff do not have to wait for parent approval before taking this emergency
action as delays could compromise safety. This emergency response is part of
their first aid training.
[top of page]
Other sites Guidelines for staff about ambulance use and claims
DownloadsFirst aid in education and children's services
support planning in education and children's services