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Exclusion list

 

Exclusion list

 

In order to maintain a clean and healthy environment we ask that parents refrain from bringing their child into nursery if they are sick and/or displaying signs of illness.

 

ANY CHILD REQUIRING ANTIBIOTICS WILL NEED TO BE EXCLUDED FOR 24 HOURS FROM THE FIRST DOSE

 

DISEASE

SYMPTOMS AND EXLUSION PERIOD

Hand, foot & mouth

Small blisters visible on soles of feet, palms of hand and or in the mouth.

Until child no longer needs one on one care

Chicken Pox

An infectious disease causing a mild fever and a rash of itchy inflamed pimples which turn to blisters and then loose scabs.

Until all spots have dried out. Can be harmful to pregnant women

Shingles

The shingles rash appears as red blotches on your skin, on 1 side of your body only. The blotches become itchy blisters that ooze fluid

Exclusion if rash is weeping and cannot be covered. Shingles can cause chickenpox to those who are not immune. Can be harmful to pregnant women

Sickness/

Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea and vomiting are common in adults, children and babies. They're often caused by a stomach bug and should stop in a few days.

A child who has sickness or diarrhoea whilst at the nursery is to be collected immediately and kept away for 48 hrs after the last bout of sickness or diarrhoea.

Conjunctivitis

There are several types of conjunctivitis

·      Bacterial – Pink eye, with yellow or greenish discharge from the eye.  Usually resulting in crusting of the eyelids after sleep.

·      Viral – Pink eye, with a waterier discharge.  Often accompanied by symptoms of a respiratory tract infection, such as runny nose, sore throat, fever.

Both viral and bacterial conjunctivitis are extremely infectious. Bacterial conjunctivitis is transferred by touching eyes and surfaces that are contaminated.  Viral conjunctivitis can also be spread by droplets in the air, through sneezing and coughing.

 

To prevent the spread of conjunctivitis, suspected cases will be reported immediately to parents/carers who will be requested to take their child from the nursery to be seen by the doctor or pharmacist for advice on what treatment is required. Once the child has been treated and the conjunctivitis appears controlled, providing the child is happy, they may return 24 hours after treatment commences to ensure the spread of the infection is reduced to a minimum.

Impetigo

Impetigo starts with red sores or blisters. They quickly burst and leave crusty, golden-brown patches.

Highly infectious, 48 hours exclusion after first application of antibiotic cream or until lesions have crusted and healed

Measles

Measles is made up of small red-brown, flat or slightly raised spots that may join together into larger blotchy patches which usually first appear on the head or neck before spreading outwards to the rest of the body

4 days after onset of spots, Measles can be harmful to expectant mothers.

Head lice

Head lice eggs (nits) are brown or white (empty shells) and attached to the hair. Head lice are small insects, up to 3mm long. Easily transmitted from head to head.

Please use a course of treatment recommended by the Chemist and inform the Nursery, so we can inform other parents.

If cases are identified whilst your child is at the nursery, we ask for treatment to be used immediately to reduce the risk of spreading throughout the setting, as soon as your child has been treated, they may return to the nursery. 

Scarlet fever

A pink-red rash comes out, which feels like sandpaper and looks like sunburn. It starts on the chest and tummy. A white coating also appears on the tongue. This peels, leaving it red and swollen ("strawberry tongue").

A child cannot be accepted until 24 hours after commencing antibiotic treatment. The bacteria can cause throat and ear infections, pin point rash and the skin becomes dry and flaky) 

German measles (Rubella)

The main symptom of rubella is a red or pink spotty rash.     The rash takes 2 to 3 weeks to appear after getting rubella.

From the onset of the rash 4 days exclusion, German Measles (Rubella) can be harmful to expectant mothers.

Slapped cheek

A bright red rash may appear on both cheeks. It may look as if the cheeks have been slapped.

Because this is harmful to expectant mothers, please do not bring your child to Nursery until fully recovered.

Flu – influenza

Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is an infectious disease caused by an influenza virus. Symptoms can be mild to severe. The most common symptoms include: high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, and feeling tired.

Until fully recovered

Whooping cough

Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lungs and airways. It causes repeated coughing bouts that can last for two to three months or more, and can make babies and young children in particular very ill.

A child may not return to Nursery until 48 hours after the commencement of antibiotic treatment– or 21 days from onset of illness if no antibiotic treatment. 

Scabies

A contagious skin disease marked by itching and small raised red spots, caused by the itch mite. Red, itchy rash in between the fingers. Requires immediate treatment and the child can return after the treatment has-been applied. 

Ring worm

Contagious itching skin disease occurring in small circular patches, caused by any of a number of fungi and affecting chiefly the scalp or the feet.

Ringworm of body, no need to exclude provided treatment is being given.

Ringworm of scalp exclusion is until cured. 

Threadworm

You can spot worms in your poo. They look like pieces of white thread.You might also see them around your child's bottom (anus). The worms usually come out at night while your child is sleeping.

No need for exclusion but prompt treatment necessary for the whole family. The Nursery should be informed. 

Should you or any other member of your immediate family have any of the above illnesses, please remember that your child, whilst not necessarily showing any symptoms, may be incubating the illness and therefore infecting other Nursery users and staff.

Reporting of notifiable diseases

  • If a child or adult is diagnosed suffering from a notifiable disease under the public health (infectious diseases) regulations 1988, the GP will report this to the Health Protection agency. When the setting becomes aware, or is informed of the notifiable disease, the Manager will inform OFSTED and acts on advice given by the Health Protection Agency.