Our policy is to ensure the safety and well being of all children in our care, the staff who work in the School and the parents/carers and visitors who come to our setting. By putting an exclusion policy and procedures into place we aim to cut down the spread of infection and therefore the amount of illness, which can affect those at the nursery.
All staff are trained to spot signs of illness and how to deal with them. However it must be pointed out that staff are not medically trained to diagnose illnesses, but give an honest opinion that a child is not well.
Parents are asked to be vigilant when it comes to letting us know that their child is unwell and what illness has been diagnosed by a medical professional. This way we can keep a record and try to ensure we minimise the risk to others.
As such we promote a no tolerance attitude to diarrhoea and vomiting. No matter what the reason for diarrhoea or vomiting we cannot condone a child attending nursery, as it is very easy to pass on illness and infection in this manor.
If a child appears unwell when they arrive with parents/carer’s or it reported that the child is unwell, they will not be allowed to attend School for that day or for the relevant amount of time, which will be indicated in the exclusion procedure table.
If after the correct period of exclusion your child returns to school and needs to complete their course of medication, we will continue to administer the medicine subject to the following:
- The antibiotics display a clear prescription stating the child’s name, the dose to be given and the times.
- It is a current prescription relating to the period of absence.
- That we have a signed authorisation from a contracting parent or carer.
We are unable to administer non-prescription medicines.