To ensure the safety and well being of all the children in our care we have set out a minimal exclusion procedure for illness and communicable disease for all children attending any of our childcare facilities.

Some infections, if caught by a pregnant woman can pose danger to her unborn baby.

Childcare provision is held in a Children's Centre where antenatal clinic are held. Staff may also be pregnant.

Please ensure you inform staff if your child is ill.

Disease or Illness Minimal Exclusion Period
Antibiotics Prescribed First/ 1 day at home
Temperature If sent home ill, child must be off for 24 hours
Vomiting 48 Hours after they are free from symptoms
Conjunctivitis Keep at home for a minimum of 1 day after drops have been started; longer if eyes are still weeping
Diarrhoea 48 Hours after they are free from symptoms
Chickenpox 7 days from appearance of the rash or until lesions have crusted over
Gastro-enteritis, Food Poisoning, Salmonella and Dysentery Until authorised by a Doctor
Infective Hepatitis 7 Days from onset of jaundice
Measles 7 Days from appearance of the rash
Meningococcal Infection Until Recovered form the illness
Mumps Until the swelling has subsided and in no case less than 7 days from onset of illness
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) 21 Days from the onset of Paroxysmal cough
Poliomyelitis Until declared free from infection by District Community Physician
Rubella (German Measles) 5 days from onset of rash
Scarlet Fever and Streptococcal infection if in the throat Until appropriate medical treatment had been given and in no case for less than 3 days from the start of treatment
Slapped Cheek or Fifth disease At the discretion of childcare provider - Can pose a threat to pregnant women
Tuberculosis Until declared free from infection by the District Community Physician
Typhoid Fever Until declared free from infection by the District Community Physician
Impetigo Until skin is healed
Pediculosis (Lice) Until appropriate treatment has been given
Planter Warts No exclusion. Should be treated and covered
Ringworm of Scalp Until cured
Ringworm of body Seldom necessary to exclude provided treatment is being given
Scabies Need not be excluded once appropriate treatment has been given

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