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Sickness And Absence Policy

The Managers are not allowed to admit onto the premises any child who appears to be suffering from an infectious or contagious illness or disease.   Any child who has a sore throat, discharge from the eyes or nose, sickness, diarrhoea or any contagious/infectious illness should be kept at home until a doctor has certified, in writing, that s/he is fully recovered or 48 hours have elapsed since the last outbreak. Please do not bring children who are unwell into the Pre School as they will be sent home upon arrival.

If a child were suddenly taken ill, a member of staff would be allocated to taking care of the child.  The Pre School manager would contact the parent/ carer to come and collect immediately.  A quiet corner with a blanket and pillow would be prepared in the Pre School and a staff member would stay with the child until the parent/ carer came to collect.

If a child becomes seriously ill or injured during his/her attendance at the Pre School, we will call for emergency assistance and, if necessary, remove him/her to hospital and give permission for emergency treatment to be administered.  If we have to take your child to hospital as a result of an illness or accident, we will do our utmost to inform you immediately (using the details on your Application Form).  It is therefore vital that this information is kept up to date and that you inform us of your timetable/whereabouts. Please inform the Managers of any changes to these details as soon as possible.

Please inform us as soon as possible if your child will be absent for a period of time due to illness.

All accidents are reported in an Accident File which is kept in the Pre School. Parents/carers will be asked to sign these in the event of their child having an accident at the end of the session the accident occurred.  In some cases parents are contacted immediately after the accident for example a bump to the head.


Severe Weather
In the event that we have heavy snow and blizzards overnight or in the morning, could you please telephone Nursery before you bring your child, to check whether we are open as normal.

If it starts snowing during the morning whilst your child is at Pre School, we will contact you if we feel we need to close. Please ensure that you keep nursery informed of any change in telephone numbers and address.





















January 2013