Health and Illness Policy

The Nursery encourages and promotes a high standard of health and hygiene for all the children in its care. This includes monitoring the children for signs and symptoms of any illness.

If a child becomes ill whilst at Nursery, the Manager/Designate will contact Parents/Carers as soon as possible. It is in the best interest of the child and the other children for them to stay at home while they are ill.

Disease/Illness Minimal Exclusion Period
Antibiotics prescribed 48 hours after antibiotic treatment has started
Vomiting/Diarrhoea  Remain at home for 48 hours after the last bout of sickness 
Conjunctivitis  24 hours after prescribed treatment has started
Chicken Pox Remain at home until all spots have dried and no new spots have appeared
Hand, Foot and Mouth  Remain at home until symptoms ease, all blisters have dried and the child is feeling better 
Measles/German Measles Remain at home until spots have disappeared, 4-7 days
Mumps  Remain at home until the swelling has subsided, approximately 7-10 days 
Oral Thrush  Remain at home until infection has cleared 
Impetigo  Remain at home until lesions have healed or 48 hours after antibiotic treatment has started
Slapped Cheek Syndrome  Remain at home for at least 4 days after the appearance of the ‘slapped cheek rash’
Ringworm  48 hours after prescribed treatment has started 
Streptococcal Infection  3 days from start of treatment 
Infective Hepatitis  7 days from the onset of jaundice