Sickness Policy

 

Abacus Day Nursery has a duty to protect all children in its care

Therefore, we have an exclusion policy for illnesses which are contagious to other children. We follow the local health authority guidelines on this matter.

 

Disease Minimal Exclusion Period
Antibiotics prescribed First 2 days at home
Temperature If sent home ill, child must be off until free from symptoms for 1 day
Vomiting/Diarrhea Until 48 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea
Conjunctivitis Child can attend if well in themselves
Food poisoning Must be off until free from symptoms for 2 days after 1st normal bowel motion
Chickenpox* 5 days from the appearance of the rash
Diphtheria Exclude until throat swabs are negative
Dysentery Exclude until symptom free and for 2 days after 1st normal bowel movement
Hand foot & mouth disease Child can attend if well in themselves
Infective hepatitis A 7 days from onset of jaundice
Impetigo/Ringworm Unless affected skin can be covered, until skin has healed
Measles 5 days from the appearance of the rash
Meningitis Excluded until recovered
Mumps Until the swelling has subsided and in no case less than 5 days from onset of the illness
Poliomyelitis Exclude until child has made full recovery
Ringworm Until treatment is started
Rubella (German measles)* Excluded 4 days from the appearance of the rash
Scabies Excluded until treatment has been completed
Scarlet fever For 5 days after commencing antibiotics
Shingles Excluded until treatment is completed
Slapped cheek disease* None
Swine flu Exclude until child has made full recovery
Threadworm None
Tonsillitis None
Tuberculosis Exclude until non-infectious
Typhoid & Paratyphoid fevers Exclude until bacteriological examination is clear
Whooping cough 5 days from commencing antibiotics

 

Please remember if you need us to administer medication to your child we must have a doctor's note. This is a requirement of our insurers

 

Abacus Day Nursery in Swansea

 

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