Sick Children Policy

Infection spreads very quickly in a pre-school. To minimise the risk of spreading infection certain guidelines should be followed:

CHILDREN MUST NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE PRE-SCHOOL WITHIN FORTY EIGHT HOURS OF SICKNESS OR DIARRHOEA AND PARENTS/CARERS SHOULD NOTIFY THE PRE-SCHOOL OF ANY SUCH CASES IMMEDIATELY.

Children who are unwell with an infection including coughs or colds should not attend pre-school.  Parent/carers should inform the pre-school of any infection that their child is suffering from as soon as possible.

The Pre-school has to report any notifiable disease, such as e-coli, meningitis etc, to the Health Visitor, Communicable Disease Control and Ofsted.

Parents should be aware of the risk to pregnant mothers of diseases such as Rubella (German Measles) and Slap Cheek etc.

If a child becomes unwell during a session at pre-school, their parent/carer will be contacted and requested to collect the child. (Contact information is kept in the office.) Sick children will be isolated and cared for by two staff including the key worker if available.

The pre-school regularly has difficulty contacting parent/carers.  PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE AVAILABLE TO BE CONTACTED AT ANY TIME OR HAVE MADE ARRANGEMENTS FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO BE AVAILABLE AND HAVE INFORMED THE OFFICE OF THIS.

A record of each child’s immunisation history should be included on registration cards.

Good hygiene procedures should always be followed at home and in pre-school.