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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:

Antibiotic prescribed

48 hours from the time antibiotics prescribed


48 hours from the last time child had temperature

Vomiting* and Diarrhoea

48 hours from last episode of either


Until infection has cleared

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.


*if your child has vomited as a result of coughing/being upset etc please speak to your key person as the 48 hour exclusion period may not be necessary

Autumn Newsletter

TERM DATES 2017/18

 Autumn Term 2017

 Wednesday 30 Aug  INSET - School CLOSED
 Thursday 31 Aug
 School CLOSED for home visits
 Friday 1 Sep  School CLOSED for home visits
 Monday 4 Sep  School CLOSED for Stay & Play sessions
 Monday 23 Oct - Friday 27 Oct  School CLOSED for half-term
 Tuesday 19 Dec  End of Autumn Term


 Spring Term 2018

 Wednesday 3 Jan  INSET  - School CLOSED
 Thursday 4 Jan  School CLOSED for home visits
 Friday 5 Jan
 School CLOSED for home visits
 Monday 8 Jan
 Monday 12 Feb - Friday 16 Feb  School CLOSED for half-term
 Thursday 29 Mar  End of Spring Term


 Summer Term 2018

 Wednesday 18 Apr                                          INSET - School CLOSED
 Thursday 19 Apr  School OPEN
 Monday 28 May - Friday 1 Jun  School CLOSED for half-term
 Friday 20 Jul  End of Summer Term