Illness Policy

Please Note: All Ottawa Public Heath and Ontario Ministry of Education's Covid-19 Protocols supersedes theses pre-Covid-19 childcare policies.

In order to provide a safe, healthy and hygienic environment, the daycare adheres to the City of Ottawa’s Public Health Guidelines for Schools and Child Care Facilities on Communicable Diseases and Other Childhood Health issues. Please visit:

Most Common Symptoms and Contagious Diseases and are also now part of the OPH and OME's Covid-19 Protocol:

  • Diarrhea, vomiting, fever (Low to high grade), pink-eye, chicken pox, impetigo etc; depending on their cause, are highly contagious symptoms and illnesses. If the child should exhibit any of these symptoms or illnesses during the daycare day, no matter its cause, parent(s) will be called and required to make immediate pick-up arrangements without exception. The child cannot return to the daycare until 48 hours after the last symptom is resolved. The child cannot return to the daycare until 24 hours after the first dose of antibiotics. Since payment is by enrolment, the daily fee is incurred when the child away to illness.

  • Unidentified rash, head lice, general malaise, ear infection, throat infection etc… are example of illness. If the child exhibits these symptoms during the daycare day, parent(s) will be called and may be required to make pick-up arrangements.

  • Although colds are unavoidable, parent(s) are asked to keep their child at home if they have excessive symptoms such as a constant runny nose, sneezing, coughing and generally not feeling themselves.

  • If your child requires medication to reduce the symptoms of an illness, your child is sick and is asked to stay home.

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