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/Illness||Exclusion Period||Notifiable Disease?|
|Chickenpox||5 days from onset of rash||No|
|Diarrhoea and/or vomitting||48 hours symptom free||No|
|Food poisoning||48 hours symptom free||No|
|German measles||6 days from onset of rash||Yes (please inform nursery)|
|Measles||4 days from onset of rash||Yes (please inform nursery)|
|Mumps||5 days from onset of swelling||Yes (please inform nursery)|
|Whooping cough||5 days from starting course of antibiotics|
21 days from onset of illness if antibiotics not taken
|Yes (please inform nursery)|
|Flu||Until fully recovered||No|
|Hand, foot and mouth||None||No|