Health & Safety

At Butterflies, the safety of our children is paramount and it is our policy that all our staff hold a current Paediatric First Aid Certificate and staff are required to attend an annual Paediatric First Aid refresher course.

Our Medicine and Sickness policy follow the requirements of the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the guidelines set out in the Managing Medicines in Schools and Early Years Settings recommendations.

Your child must be well enough to attend nursery so that they can enjoy and participate in all activities both indoors and outdoors. If your child is unwell, we ask you to keep your child at home until they have fully recovered or to keep them at home for a recommended exclusion period which is outlined below:

Disease/IllnessExclusion PeriodNotifiable Disease?
Chickenpox5 days from onset of rashNo
Diarrhoea and/or vomitting48 hours symptom freeNo
Food poisoning48 hours symptom freeNo
German measles6 days from onset of rashYes (please inform nursery)
Measles4 days from onset of rashYes (please inform nursery)
Mumps5 days from onset of swellingYes (please inform nursery)
Whooping cough5 days from starting course of antibiotics
21 days from onset of illness if antibiotics not taken
Yes (please inform nursery)
FluUntil fully recoveredNo
Hand, foot and mouthNoneNo