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Children cannot be admitted to the pre-school if they have diarrhoea, sickness, conjunctivitis or any infectious disease (please see exclusion list).

 If your child becomes ill, a member of staff will contact you to collect your child as soon as possible!

 

Below is a table of illnesses and the symptoms to look out for

 

ILLNESS
AND SYMPTOMS

INCUBATION
PERIOD

APPROX PERIOD OF
EXCLUSION FROM
PRE-SCHOOL

Chicken Pox

Headache, swollen glands, temperature, body rash

10-12 Days

Pimples will appear in crops over 3-4 days and will develop into blisters which will dry and scab over

 

When ALL blisters have scabbed over a child can be re-admitted

Conjunctivitis

Whites of the eye are pink, eye feels gritty and sticky, maybe a yellow discharge

 

Inflammation or irritation of the eye may occur and be especially noticeable first thing in the morning

Child can be re-admitted once discharge has ceased

Diarrhoea

Abnormal, frequent watery bowel movements

 

Onset may be sudden often accompanied by a sore bottom

1-3 days Medical advice may need to be sought after 24 hours

Earache

Child will appear unwell and may indicate area of pain by pulling or poking the ear

 

Gradual - may be accompanied by cold, sore throat, headache etc

If discharge is present, medical help may need to be sought and the child can be re-admitted once discharge has ceased

German Measles

(Rubella)

Runny nose, sore throat, glands, sore or redness of eyes, loss of appetite

 

14-21 Days

Flat, pink spots will appear on face and coverage onto body may itch and disappear within days

One week after rash has disappeared. Pre-School MUST be informed to allow notification of pregnant women

Impetigo

Weeping red pimples around the mouth and nose

 

Distinguished by yellow/brown crusts

Until spots/lesions have completely healed

Measles

Temperature, sore eyes, light intolerance, cough or cold

 

7-21 Days

Rash of small flat red spots - temperature may rise sharply with the onset of spots

Approximately after one week of onset rash, child may be re-admitted

Mumps

Temperature, muscle pains and swelling of glands around ears and neck

 

12-28 Days

 

Until swelling has disappeared

Vomiting

Forcible ejection of stomach contents, many possible causes

Onset may be sudden

48 hours after vomiting has ceased. If accompanied by high temperature and/or diarrhoea, medical help should be sought immediately

 

 


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