All allergies (severe or mild) must be recorded on the Admission Application form.
It is the responsibility of the parent to inform the office of any changes in this information in writing so that our records can be updated promptly.


Lunches and snacks provided by Enquiring Minds Montessori are nut-free.  This includes snacks/food for special events. All parents/guardians are informed of this policy. For special events such as a child’s birthday or Halloween, parents are asked to supply loot bags that only have store-bought, individually wrapped, nut-free labelled treats.  Please see our section HEALTHY EATING & NUTRITION.



At Enquiring Minds Montessori our policies include an in-depth Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan involving staff and parents with children with severe allergies that may cause them to become anaphylactic.

Parent Responsibilities with Related to Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan

Enquiring Minds Montessori requires that parents of children with a potentially life-threatening allergy (anaphylaxis) are responsible for adhering to the procedures below as part of the Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan:

  • Upon registration, indicate child’s medical condition on the Registration form.
  • Attend a meeting with the Administrator and staff to review child’s history, symptoms and pertinent information relating to the individual child
  • Parent to provide training to staff, students & volunteers on emergency plan to be followed should their child have an allergic reaction.
  • Complete & sign the form entitled:  ANAPHYLAXIS EMERGENCY PLAN
  • The form includes:  child’s name, photo, allergy, type of auto-injector and dosage, expiry date of auto-injector, emergency contact information. It is recommended that that an extra epi-pen should be left onsite at School.
  • Provide Enquiring Minds Montessori Casa Director with medication / EpiPen or Twinject on or before child’s first day of school.
  • Upon giving the EpiPen/Twinject to the Enquiring Minds Montessori Administrator, record it on the EPIPEN TRACKING SHEET which is available at the Office.   Each time the Epipen changes hands (i.e., goes home for the holidays with parent, or returns to school after a holiday) the form must be signed and dated with the name of the person in possession of the Epipen)
  • Communicate all changes in allergy, medical condition, symptoms etc. in writing to the school. Changes in our records will be made and updated as required.