Children should not be left at nursery if they are unwell. Should a child have an infectious disease, such as an eye/ear infection or sickness and diarrhoea, they should not return to nursery until they have been clear for at least 48 hours. It is vital that we follow the advice given to us by Birmingham Community Healthcare and exclude such children until they are well, to protect them as well as the other children in the nursery. Illnesses of this nature can be contagious and it is unfair to expose other children to the risk of an infection.
It is important that children are not subjected to the rigours of the nursery day, which requires socialising with other children and being part of a group setting, when they have first become ill and require antibiotics. Our policy, therefore, is to exclude children on antibiotics for the first 48 hours of the course.
The following procedures will be followed should you child become sick at nursery:
The nursery has the right to refuse admission to a child who is unwell. If your child becomes ill whilst at nursery, you will be contacted immediately and asked to collect your child as soon as possible.
Updated April 2019