Do you have an exclusion policy?

Yes, to avoid the spread of infection for the welfare of all children and our colleagues. If your child feeling unwell or showing signs of an illness, we ask that you keep them at home.  This includes but not limited to has a temperature, diarrhoea and, or vomiting, a rash, or conjunctivitis.  These symptoms can all be signs of infectious illnesses.

If your child has a case of vomiting and diarrhoea, we adhere to the strict 46 hour exclusion period, outlined by Public Health England.

If your child has an infectious illness such as chicken pox, mumps, measles, they cannot attend even if they feel well due to the risk to other babies and pregnant mothers. 

If your child has a rash or is suffering from a non-specific virus, they will not be accepted into care without first having received medical advice. 

We reserve the right to refuse admission to your child temporarily on the grounds of ill health if it is likely to cause possible harm to your child or other children without discriminating against your child’s rights.

We use the Infection Control in Schools and Other Childcare Settings document from Public Health England, Public Health Wales and NHS Health Scotland for reference. 

What happens if my child is unwell whilst in care?

We will contact you and ask you to collect your child.  Whilst we await your collection, your little one will be cared for, monitored and comforted by a first aider. If your child’s condition worsens such that it causes concern to the first aider then suitable medical treatment will be arranged in the form of a GP or ambulance and a colleague will escort your child and notify you immediately.

How do you promote healthy routines?

Simply through repetition, helping children form lifelong habits.  Through our routines we reduce the risk and spread of infection.  Handwashing, nose wiping and frequent cleaning are just a few of our daily habits.

Throughout all care routines, our team wear suitable PPE.

Does my child need to be immunised to attend care?

No, although we do actively encourage that your child is fully immunised as they will be mixing with other children and for some this will be for the first time. 

As part of our admissions policy, we request a health questionnaire to be completed, providing us with your child’s immunisation record.