Child Sickness Policy

I appreciate that as a working parent you need to be able to go to work, however if your child is unwell then they will be better cared for in their own home with a parent. I am happy to care for children with minor coughs and colds but will not care for children who are very unwell, infectious or running a high temperature. I have to go out each day to do school and pre-school runs and need to consider the welfare of all the children in my care.

If you child has had diarrhea or sickness in the last forty-eight hours please do not assume I can still come. In most cases, it has to be 48 hours from the last case of d&v.

If your child becomes ill whilst in my care, I will make them as comfortable as possible, isolate them from the other children if necessary and reassure them. I will contact you immediately and continue to care for your child until you arrive.

For rare or unusual illnesses I refer to Public Health England‘s & The Spotty Book and follow their guidance on whether or not a child or the childcarer should attend. I have to consider the health and safety of me and my family also.

I am happy to administer medication providing the parent has signed a permission form. (please see my medication policy)

If you have any concerns regarding this policy please contact me.

Treasure the Moments Childcare

Date Created: 5th January 2020
Updated: 19th May 2022