Policies & Procedures
A copy of the nurseries policies is available in the Reception for your perusal. If you would prefer to read them at home we can lend you a disc. These policies and procedures are put in place to protect everybody involved in the setting including, children parents and staff. These policies are regularly updated and reviewed. You will be informed of any changes through notices in the reception area.
Late Collection of your child
If for reasons out of your control you are going to be late collecting your child then please notify us immediately. As we are sure you will understand our staff work very long hours so out of respect for them we would appreciate your co-operation in making every effort to pick up your child on time. If you are more than 15 minutes late we will have to charge an additional £10.00
It is our duty to protect the children in our care from infectious illnesses to the best of our ability. For this reason it is important that parents do not bring children into the setting when ill. Please let us know of any illness so we can display appropriate notices and health warnings to vulnerable groups’ i.e. pregnant women.
FIVE GOLDEN RULES
- A CHILD MUST NOT ATTEND NURSERY IF THEY ARE VOMITING OR HAVE DIARRHOEA. THEY SHOULD NOT BE IN A CHILDCARE SETTING UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER DIARRHOEA AND/OR VOMITING HAS CEASED.
- A CHILD KNOWN TO BE UNWELL AND WITH A TEMPERATURE MUST NOT ATTEND NURSERY. IF A CHILD BECOMES UNWELL DURING THE DAY THEY SHOULD BE COLLECTED BY THEIR PARENT OR CARER.
- COLDS ARE INFECTIOUS. A MILD COLD WILL CAUSE LITTLE DISTRESS; HOWEVER A CHILD WITH A HEAVY COLD OR FLU WHO HAS A TEMPERATURE SHOULD BE NURSED AT HOME.
- CHILDREN WITH OPEN SORES E.G. IMPETIGO MUST NOT ATTEND NURSERY UNTIL THE LESIONS ARE CRUSTED OR HEALED OR 48 HOURS AFTER STARTING ANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT. A CHILD WITH CHICKEN POX MUST BE KEPT HOME FOR 5 DAYS FROM THE ONSET OF A RASH.
- A CHILD WITH CONJUNCTIVITIS MAY ATTEND NURSERY. GOOD HAND WASHING HYGIENE AND DISCOURAGING FACIAL CONTACT WILL PREVENT THE SPREAD OF INFECTION.
These rules have been adapted from the ‘ASK’ leaflet ‘should I keep my child home’ copies of these are available in reception.
- We also follow guidance from the health protection agency (HPA) you will find a poster in reception which gives guidance on exclusion times for illness.
- It is important that you inform us of all illnesses as we may need to display notices to warn vulnerable people of exposure to certain illness e.g. slapped cheek or ‘Fifth Disease’, German measles and Chicken pox, pregnant women will need to be aware of.
- The staff will administer any required medication, including; antibiotics, paracetamol and ibuprofen with written consent from parents, as long as the child is fit to attend nursery.
- Please refer to our administering medication, and managing children with allergies or who are sick or infectious (including reporting notifiable diseases) policies. These can be found in reception in our Policy file.
If you need to contact us by email please send to firstname.lastname@example.org