As long-time providers of child care in the Perth area, we know how important it is to pay attention to the special health needs of any child. We have found that communication with parents is key for effective management of special health needs. If your child has special health needs, here’s what you need to do to maximise their child care experience and what you should expect in return.
Communicate, Communicate, Communicate
As soon as you enrol your child, explain all of his or her special health needs to the child care facility. If those needs change, make sure to let the carers and educators know. Always communicate clearly and make sure the staff understands your child’s needs.
If you have health professionals working with your child, give the contact details to the centre. This could be important in case of an emergency or if the staff has questions.
Teach the staff how to administer any and all medications your child takes. This can include medications like insulin or EpiPen. If your child has a severe condition, every second may count. Make sure the staff can help your child while waiting for the ambulance.
How the Child Care Facility Can Help
Once you have done the above, the child care facility should make sure that all carers and educators are aware of your child’s health needs. In some cases, you may insist on extra training or certification to ensure your child’s safety.
If your child has allergies, diabetes or other health conditions, the child care centre should have clear protocols and procedures for intervention and management of their needs. They should always freely share details about your child’s experience at the centre.
Contact Your Nearest Cuddles Childcare Centre Today
If you would like to learn more or you are interested in a child care centre in the Perth area that can take care of your child’s special needs, call your nearest Cuddles Childcare Centre today.