Childcare Allergy Pack

Fun, interactive learning, designed to engage children

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The Childcare Allergy Pack is designed to support staff in educating children about allergies using our interactive educational books, visual posters and activities. 

Suitable for: 3 – 5-year-olds 

The books portray food allergies in a non-threatening way, in simple language so young children can understand. We have a resource page for educators with discussion points that they can print out and you are emailed classroom activities. This helps to reinforce teaching points and opens further discussion on food allergies and how it may relate to your centre or classroom.

Each book has several Key Teaching Points

– A unique teaching resource for educators to explain food allergies clearly for young children

– Providing allergy awareness in a non-threatening way.

– Continual support with certificates, discussion points and classroom activities. Providing teachers ongoing

  material for future children, keeping the Food Allergy Smart program running each year.

– Bright, visual aids to engage children.

–  National Quality Standards areas covered – Quality Area 2 – Children’s Health and Safety, Quality Area 5 – Relationships with children

   are responsive, respectful and promote children’s sense of security and belonging.

Quality Area 6 – Collaborative partnerships with families and communities

The allergy education program creates thought-provoking conversations, engaging stories and creates understanding and inclusion in childcare, pre-schools and Kindy.

The Childcare Allergy Pack

Childcare Allergy Pack

The pack includes:

  • Three educational children’s books – with teaching points

  • Printable Discussion points for teachers

  • 5 allergy awareness posters – visual posters for children who are not yet reading

  • Tips for parents – starting kindy sheet – emailed and hard copy to share with parents

  • Certificates, activity sheets and handouts are emailed to your centre

To request more details on our childcare packs please click below link with your centres details.

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Allergy Awareness Sessions 

Food allergy awareness events

Our allergy sessions are specifically designed to raise food allergy awareness in childcare centres and encourage young children to practice safe prevention strategies. Through our interactive SMART sessions, we help children become Food Allergy Smart.

Sessions are aimed at :

  • 3-5 year-olds – preschool and early learning centres

These sessions are always fun and create lots of discussions.

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Gold Coast  8 

Brisbane 10 – 12

Sunshine Coast 9 – 16                                                                           

Sydney 22 – 26 –  1 spot left 

 

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JULY 2021

Melbourne 12 – 16  7 spots left

SEPTEMBER 2021

Sydney 6 – 10 

Benefits of the Food Allergy SMART Program

1 in 10 infants will be diagnosed with food allergy in Australia

  • Reduces bullying as children are aware of the seriousness of allergies
  • Normalises allergies
  • Creates food allergy awareness and understanding
  • Creates a safer environment
  • Children learn how to recognise an allergic reaction and know how to get help
  • Improves understanding of food allergies and anaphylaxis
  • Life-threatening allergies are not confined to nuts
  • Peers supporting friends
  • Reduces social anxiety for allergic children
  • Including all children – teaches inclusiveness and empathy
  • Assists early learning services to meet their duty of care requirements
  • Reduces chances of an allergic reaction by allergy awareness and minimising allergens within the classroom
  • Brings the community together and reduces bullying

 

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    The children loved the show! That would be great if you could email the templates for Thai & Rabbie. Thank you for coming to our service, we look forward to seeing you next year!

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    Thank you so much Jackie,

    All of these resources are such a wonderful tool to use for our service.

    We appreciate your assistance with Allergy awareness week especially as we have lots of children in our centre with specific food allergies.

    Director – 2017

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    Thank you Jackie, we really enjoyed the session. The children certainly learned a lot.

    Colleen  – Sydney 2019

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    Thanks so much Jackie, The educators were very impressed with your session and the children loved it! I have been letting all councils other services know how good you were – Franca 2016

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    Thank you for coming into our center. The kids and Educators loved the information. Hope to see you again next year.

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    Thanks for today’s visit. The children enjoyed the interactive session. After you left they spent time doing the activity sheets.

    – Patricia 2021

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    I just wanted to say thank you for coming in last Monday and visiting us here at My Stepping Stones Haberfield. The Preschoolers LOVED having you (and Rabbie!) talk to us about the importance of not sharing food with their friends, washing hands before AND after mealtimes, and how important it is to tell a teacher or adult when a friend is having an allergic reaction and being aware of the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction. During dramatic play in the kitchen, we can hear the Preschoolers use “NO! DANGER FOOD!” when cooking or serving food to their peers. Thank you again for coming in and we will see you again soon!

    – Preschool Room 2021

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    Thank you for such a wonderfully informative presentation, the children and teachers enjoyed the morning.

    – Director Bambini House 2021

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    Thank you for sending through this email and being part of our service this year. It was so great to hear how involved the children were in the session.

    I will share this with the kindergarten teacher for future planning.

    Centre Director – Ashlee 2021

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    Thanks again as well for your sessions last week… they were great! – Leanne

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    Thanks so much again for the incursion you and Thai did at MSS Rose Bay. The children, parents, and educators have thoroughly enjoyed this!

    We’ve been repeating the 5 ways of helping and we will continue to do so

    Amy  – Sydney 2019

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    Thanks Jackie. We loved having you visit our services again this year – Jodie

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