Child Care News for Parents August 5, 2015 -®
Child Care News for Parents & Carers
August 5, 2015
This week, in partnership with Gowrie education services, we look at the benefits of choosing a child care near your work, instead of near home. What do you know about HFMD? No, not the disease that affects cattle, but the super-contagious Hand Foot and Mouth Disease that is common in young children… could you spot it?
Location, location, location
The advantages of choosing child care close to work
Ask any parent, and they will tell you that choosing appropriate day care for a young child is not simple. There are many things to consider, such as a centre's learning philosophy, nutrition options, staff qualifications and facilities.

Parents who live close to their work have a more straightforward choice, but anyone who commutes to work also has to decide if they want a centre that is close to home or work.

Rose Todd, Manager of Education and Care for Gowrie NSW, a leader in child care for more than 70 years, agrees that there are many factors to take into consideration.

"I always tell parents they should first choose a place where they feel completely comfortable with both the people and program", said Rose. "However, while many people chose a centre near home, there are also many advantages to choosing a centre that is close to work".
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What do you know about…
hand foot and mouth disease?
Does your child have a blistery rash around and inside the mouth, throat, feet or bottom? Your little one may have Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD).

Firstly, before you get alarmed, this is not to be confused with "Foot and Mouth Disease", which affects livestock and is absolutely NOT the same thing.

Hand Foot and Mouth is actually a very common human virus in children under 10 (very occasionally in adults), and is caused by the highly contagious intestinal viruses of the picornaviridae family.

Usual symptoms are a mild fever followed by a rash of flat discolored spots and bumps that may blister, found in and around the mouth, palms of hands and soles of feet and sometimes on the bottom and genital area.
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