Asthma Foundation resources for both whanau and teachers includes: an App and action plan templates in both Te Reo Maori and English
Early Childhood Education
This page contains resources and local contact information that you can view and use. It is targeted at people working with children aged under 5 in Hawke's Bay.
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Comprehensive information and resoruces regarding allergies including translations of anaphylaxis information resources in Te Reo, Tongan and Samoan,
Allergy NZ provides reliable information, education and support to all New Zealanders, helping you or your children to manage allergies and live an active and healthy lifestyle.
Healthy Kids is full of fun, free and low-cost ideas, recipes and resources on active movement, healthy eating and sleep tips
Resource for childhood skin infections, prevention and treatment ( in Samoan). Also includes information on dental care, headlice and healthy homes.
Resource for childhood skin infections, prevention and treatment. Also includes information on dental care, headlice and healthy homes.
Noise in the environment can be a risk to the health of people and communities. In an ECC all practicable steps must be taken to ensure that noise levels do not unduly interfere with normal speech and /or communication, or cause any child attending distress or harm.
Clean air is a basic requirement of human health and wellbeing.
An ample supply of water that is fit to drink must be available to children at all times. Click here for information on drinking water quality and links to other helpful resources.
The Health Protection Team provides health risk assessment and health advice for housing that may be unsafe or unhealth in collaboration with other agencies.
A high level of hygiene must be maintained throughout the centre at all times to prevent the spread of germs (micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa).
Click here to learn about the Child Healthy Housing Team and the work that they do.
Click here to learn all about starting a new early learning service on the Ministry of Education site.
When you open a new Centre, you will need to submit a Health Report to the Ministry of Education. Click here to learn about the scope of a Health Assessment Visit that is carried out by a Health Protection Officer for them to be able to write a Health Report.
For more information around arranging a Health Report contact: Health Protection on (06) 834 1815.
Example template for the Health Asessment report for centre based ECE services.
Information on a preparedness kit for outbreaks. A kit should be assembled in preparation for any outbreak, be it gastroenteritis, influenza-like illness or any other infectious illness outbreaks.
Information on how to design your illness policy so that the transmission of infectious illness such as gastroenteritis is significantly reduced within your centre.
Advice on wash down facilities and procedures for sick or soiled children.
Information about a number of communicable diseases, their signs and symptoms and treatment.
Under the Smoke-free Environments Act schools, kura kaupapa, early childhood education centres, and kōhanga reo must be smokefree - indoors and out, 24/7. This site includes information specific to schools and early childhood environments.