Our Aims and Objectives
Admissions Policy
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Arrivals & Departures
Parental Involvement
Complaints Procedure
Safeguarding Children
Late arrivals & uncollected Children
Key Worker Policy
Transition
Health & Safety
Medication and Illness
Communicable Diseases
Food, Nutrition & Health
Sun Protection Policy
Behaviour Management
Equal Opportunities
Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

Communicable Diseases

 

Illness/Disease

Minimal period of exclusion

Notifiable to Health Authority

Vomiting

48 hours clear of vomiting

No

Diarrhoea

48hours clear of Diarrhoea

No

Giardia

Whilst symptoms persist

No

Herpes Simplex (Cold sores)

At managers discretion please phone for advice

No

Hand, foot and mouth

48 Hours after spots develop or until well

No

Head Lice

Until treated

No

Hepatitis A

7 days from onset

Yes

Hepatitis C

If unwell

Yes

Measles

5 days minimum from onset of rash

Yes

German measles

7 days minimum after onset of rash

Yes

Glandular Fever

Until well

No

Chickenpox / shingles

5 days minimum from onset of rash

No

Conjunctivitis

Whilst red and discharging

No

Cryptosporidiosis

48 hrs after last bout

No

Mumps

5 days from onset

Yes

Slapped cheek

Until well

No

Scarlet Fever

48hrs after antibiotics start

Yes

Streptococcal

5 days after antibiotics start

No

Tuberculosis

Until advised by health Authority

Yes

Typhoid

Until advised by health Authority

Yes

Viral Gastroenteritis

Until symptom free for 48 hrs

Only in out break

Whooping cough

After 5 days of antibiotics

Yes

Impetigo

Until skin is clear no blisters or 48hrs after starting antibiotics

No

Molluscum contagiosum None A self-limiting condition

Molluscum contagiosum None A self-limiting condition

None A self-limiting condition

 

The above list is not exhaustible and Joeys retains the right to change any information or exclude any child who is deemed infectious
The following illnesses require a child to be declared free from infection by a GP before they can return:
Gastroenteritis             Poliomyelitis                Dysentery
Food poisoning                        Tuberculosis                Salmonellosis
Typhoid Fever             Diphtheria                    Meningitis               Hepatitis B
 
Children must remain at home after receiving any prescribed medicines for 24 hours, in case of an adverse reaction. The same applies for any injections/vaccinations the child must remain at home for 24 hours afterward in case of any reaction. This exclusion is in place as a precaution because children can have an allergic reaction to any medication and historically children have often presented a little out of sorts, clingy and suffer high temperatures after injections although these are minor side effects they often result in the child requiring 1:1 attention which we are unable to provide. This is the case for all injections and medications even if they have had them before because an allergy can develop at any stage.
Our 24 hour rule is compulsory however in the case of antibiotics being administered we strongly advise keeping a child at home who has been prescribed antibiotics. This is to allow the antibiotics to take effect and to allow the child to rest while recuperating before returning to a busy nursery environment.
 
Please remember Joeys cannot offer your child 1:1 attention if they are unwell.
 
If we believe your child is not well enough to join in with the daily activities or if they are requiring constant comforting, we will phone and request you collect them.
 
We understand that time off with a sick child can be inconvenient however in our experience a few days off at the onset of an illness can help prevent further time off due to a child contracting other viruses and bugs due to low immunity. 

 

Signed on behalf of

Milnthorpe Family Centre Directors

 

 Katie Smyth, Manager                

Reviewed August 2018