Illness and Emergency

It is the Nursery policy to encourage and promote good health and hygiene for all the children in the Nursery.

We monitor all the children for signs and symptoms of all communicable disease and fevers of 101F/38C or over.

If the child is believed to be too ill to remain at the Nursery then the parent/carer will be called to collect the child. The parent/carer will also be asked to collect a child if the child vomits or has two cases of diarrhoea.

The child will not be re-admitted to the Nursery until 48 hours after the last case of sickness or diarrhoea or until the Nursery Manager is satisfied that the child has returned to good health.

In the case of a serious accident or illness the parent/carer will be contacted along with the child’s GP and appropriate action taken. If the parent/carer is not available the senior member of staff will take charge and, if necessary take the child to hospital.

In the event of a major accident/incident;

  1. The Nursery Manager will assess the situation and decide if the child needs to go to the hospital.
  2. The accident/incident will be recorded and signed.
  3. If the child does need to go to hospital then an ambulance will be called and the parents contacted and told to meet at the hospital. A member of staff will accompany the child to hospital but will not be permitted to sign consent forms for the treatment. If there is any doubt of the child’s condition then an ambulance will be called.
  4. If the child is well enough to remain in the Nursery until the parent/carer arrives then the child will be made as comfortable as possible.
  5. We would notify Ofsted if a child is admitted to hospital within 14 days of the accident/incident

In the event of a minor accident/incident;

  1. A member of staff will assess the situation.
  2. The injury is treated by a first aider.
  3. The child is settled back into the classroom and observed closely.
  4. The accident/incident is recorded.

The Management review the accident forms termly with the risk assessments to look for any patterns.

Staff will always wear protective gloves and aprons when dealing with accidents and injuries.

Used first aid materials will be disposed of in yellow sacks.