Sick Child Policy

A copy of that policy will be offered to the parent in the information pack given to them at their first visit to sign. Parents need to sign parental consent form where they give permission for administer Calpol and First Aid.

I appreciate that working parents have to be able to go to work, however if a child is unwell then they will be better cared at the comfort of their own home with parent.

I will care for children with minor coughs and colds.

I will NOT CARE for children who are very unwell, infectious or running a high temperature as we need to consider the welfare of all the children in our care.

If a child has diarrhoea or sickness in the last 24 hours parents should not bring them.

Parents inform us that the child will absent and the reasons for absence.

If a child becomes ill whilst in our care I will:

  • make them as comfortable as possible
  • isolate them if necessary
  • contact the parents immediately / if we I am unable to contact the parents I will contact people listed as emergency contact/

There is a supply of basic First Aid equipment and Calpol /Paracetamol/

I will not administer any Calpol unless it is agreed with parents.
I will not administer any other medicine unless it has been given from the parents and parent’s permission being obtained at the relevant time.

Any condition on advice of the Health Protection Agency in pandemic alert situation may necessitate the parents to keep their children home.

Medical Emergencies

In case medical conditions listed below emergency care and treatment by health care professional:

Loss of consciousness
Breathing difficulties
Severe bleeding
Neck or back injuries
Severe headache
Severe vomiting /vomiting blood/
Stiff neck or neck pain when head is moved
Abdominal pain or blow to the abdomen
Possible broken bone
I will provide First aid as trained in an appropriate training course
Call 999
Call the child’s parents or a person listed as an emergency contact
Accompany the child to the hospital while meet the parents

This policy was reviewed on 09/05/2016

Manager: Y Handzhieva
Date: May 2016


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