Infectious Diseases

  • Little Friends does not discriminate against children or staff with infectious diseases such as Hepatitis, HIV-Aids, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), conditional on a medical assessment of the child’s or staff’s ability to participate without endangering the health of himself or herself or others. Providing also that the child continues to benefit from the program and the staff are able to maintain the duties of their job. Parent/guardian and/or the staff member will be consulted before any affirmative action is taken
  • It is the responsibility of the parent(s)/guardian to strictly adhere to Little Friends Health Policy
  • Permanent and acting staff members will be informed of all medical information pertaining to children enrolled
  • All medical information is confidential and cannot be released without written permission of the parent/guardian
  • All staff will practice “Universal Precautions to Prevent Blood Borne Diseases” for their own protection and for the protection of the children and other staff. This will ensure that all staff and children receive equal an unbiased care. See copy of “Protocols for Needle Stick Injury and Splash of Blood or Body Fluids”
  • The parents(guardian) confirm having been advised that the staff is neither trained in medicine/medical procedures nor administration of drugs or medication and that no provision is made for such
  • The parent/guardian authorizes the school to take steps that are necessary and reasonably required to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the child, including calling of a health-care person or sending the child to the hospital. The school will make all reasonable efforts to contact the parents/guardians before taking such steps
  • The school and its agents or servants assume no responsibility for any loss, damage or injury suffered by any person for any reason whatsoever
  • Little Friends is committed to a program of continuing health education and the well-being all children and staff alike.