Absence

Please telephone us by telephone:  01635 41296

If your child is not able to come to the Nursery to let you know why.

If you are unsure whether your child should come to Nursery, please telephone us so that we can offer advice but if your child is unwell he/she is really better off being kept at home.

If you arrive late, please go to the office so that we can add your child to the register.

Childhood infectious diseases

There are lots of common infectious diseases which your child will invariably have at some time, perhaps at Nursery.  Please let us know as soon as you suspect an infection, or have a diagnosis, so that we can inform other parents.  We can also advise you about the minimum exclusion periods.

Sickness and Diarrhoea

In the case of “tummy upsets” NHS guidance states that children must stay at home for at least 48 hours after the last incidence of sickness or diarrhoea to prevent it spreading to others.

Headlice

Please check your child’s hair at least once a week and if you find any signs of headlice treat the whole family and let us know.

Asthma

Nursery staff are trained to support children with asthma.  Please let us know if your child has asthma, and if an inhaler in used.  We can then keep one for use at school.

Epi–Pens

If you child needs an Epi-pen or similar please let us know so that our staff can then discuss with you how best they can provide support.

Earache

Ear, nose and throat infections are very common in young children, but ear infections in particular should not be treated lightly as ears can so easily be damaged permanently if infections are not treated.  They are also very painful and children need to be at home.

Medicines

As a general rule, children who have been prescribed medicines e.g. antibiotics, are recovering from an illness and are not well enough to come to school.