Keep your kids healthy in day care!

July 9, 2015 - 1 min read

While parents can’t wave a magic wand to protect their children from nasty bugs, you can try to prevent them! Here are 4 simple steps that may help your children stay healthy while in day care!

Washing hands

Teaching children to wash their hands is after using the bathroom and before eating is one big step to ensuring their health. To clarify this simple process, follow these 5 steps:
1. Wet hands and apply a generous amount of soap
2. Rub into hands to make a lather
3. Cover all areas of the hand including between fingers and under the nails
4. Rinse hands thoroughly under running water
5. Dry completely with a clean towel

Feeling ill? Stay at home

Depending on the child care centre, policies on illness can change, however it is recommended that if your child is feeling noticeably under the weather, it’s best to keep them at home. This can help avoid the spread of germs to other children, as well as child care workers.


Making sure that your child is vaccinated—as well as others at the day care centre—is one way to ensure that your child is safe from vicious infections. For more information, speak to your local doctors surgery, medical centre or child care centre on what immunisations they recommend children to have.

Choose a professional child care centre

The truth is, there’s no definite way of protecting your child from getting ill. However, by placing them in the care of a recognised child care centre, you’re able to rest easy knowing they’re in the safest of care. Check out these great child care centres in Mackay!

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