The Nursery aims to maintain high standards of health, hygiene and safety, and the co-operation of parents is essential in this. All staff are trained in paediatric first aid in line with Ofsted requirements.
Staff can only administer medication which has been prescribed by a health care professional. The medication needs to be in its original container with the pharmacy label intact and legible.
Sickness and diarrhoea
To minimise the spread of infection, we follow the advice given by the Environmental Health Office and Health Protection Agency and operate a 48 hour exclusion rule for cases of sickness and diarrhoea.
This is a minimum requirement and your child should only return to the nursery if completely well. For example – the rule means that if the last incidence of illness was at 4.00 pm on Monday, the child should be excluded until 4.00 pm on Wednesday.
Please adhere to this rule as it is intended to safeguard all children, parents and staff from as much infection as much as possible.
In the case of childhood infectious diseases we ask that you observe minimum isolation periods. For up to date advice please visit the NHS Choices website is a useful resource.
Accidents and injury
Minor bumps and scrapes are inevitable accidents in the life of young children, and we cannot entirely prevent these. However, all play that involves risks is supervised. Accidents are noted in the accident book and parents are informed and asked to sign in the book.
The Nursery has insurance cover against accidents sustained by children.
It is extremely important that Parents/Guardians of children at the Nursery ensure that their personal contact details are correct.
It is your responsibility to inform the Nursery of any changes in these details. Failure to do so could result in lost time trying to contact you in case of an Emergency situation arising.
Child protection policy
Please refer to our policy