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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