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Nursery & Pre-School - 07305230416

Tina Covill - co-owner - 07766407317

Claire Mason - co-owner - 07910361175



Exclusion Procedure for Illness:


These are the exclusion guidelines that we follow. Families are advised that it is best not to send in a child who is unwell in any way to ensure the health and wellbeing of other children and practitioners in the setting.

Please note that we can only administer medicines that have been prescribed by a doctor, in their original containers with the child's name and the dosage clearly displayed. Parents must give prior written consent for us to administer medication.  Please ask your key person for a form if the need arises.



Exclusion Period:

Vomiting* and Diarrhoea

48 hours from last episode of either


No exclusion

Hand, Foot & Mouth

5 days from onset of rash/blisters

Chicken Pox

Until all the spots have crusted over

If child needs medicine (calpol/neurofen/tixylix etc) for pain/injury NOT temperature

No exclusion required but parents are asked to inform their child’s keyperson if any medicines have been given

Flu (Influenza)

Until recovered

Gastro-enteritis, food poisoning, salmonellas and dysentery

48 hours from last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting

Glandular Fever

No exclusion

Head Lice

Until appropriate treatment has been given


Until lesions are crusted and healed, or 48 hours after commencing antibiotic treatment


4 days from the onset of rash.

Meningococcal Infection

Until fully recovered from the illness.


5 days from onset of swollen glands.

Whooping cough

5 days from commencing antibiotic, or 21 days from onset of illness if no antibiotic treatment

Rubella (German Measles)

4 days from appearance of rash

Planter warts, verrucae

No exclusion.  Should be treated and covered.


Seldom necessary to exclude provided treatment is being given


Child can return after first treatment

Scarlet Fever

48 hours after starting appropriate antibiotic treatment.

Slap Cheek

No exclusion once the rash has developed


No exclusion.


Until declared free from infection by the district community physician.

Typhoid Fever

48 hours from the last episode of diarrhoea.  Further exclusion may be required for some children until they are no excreting.

Any other illnesses or diseases that are not listed on this list can be checked with a member of staff.