Your Child’s Health

We are required to keep a record of all absences and illnesses. A register is taken at the beginning of each session and absences noted, reasons for which must be recorded.

Please keep your children at home if they have any infection or illness and, inform us by telephone (01202 686965) on the first morning so that we may make a record and alert other parents and make careful observations of any child who seems unwell.

There are special arrangements for children who require medication whilst attending preschool. Should any child feel unwell or require treatment we would always endeavour to contact the parent / carer.

During any one session at least half the staff hold child carers first aid certificates. We keep a record, as they occur, of any accidents/incidents which happen in the group. Parents/carers are always informed.

We ask you to remember to inform us of any changes in your child’s health.

 How long to keep your child off Preschool

Illness Time Frame
Chicken pox

Common skin infections



German measles

Hand/foot/mouth virus

Head lice





Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)


Slap Cheek

Temperature over 37°C

Sickness and diarrhoea


Whooping Cough

5 days after spots first appears, when spots have dried up.

until treatment started.

until clear

until recovered.

6 days from rash appearing

once they feel physically well.

after treatment

until healed

4 days from rash appearing.

5 days from onset of swelling

until treatment started

until symptom free

following treatment

once they feel physically well.

until returned to normal

until at least 48hrs from last episode of sickness or diarrhoea.

until treatment started

21 days from onset of illness or 5 days from commencing antibiotic treatment.