February 04, 2020

Check out our Sickness Policy

Children may get sick when they start any preschool for the first time. This is very normal, and happens in every school. At first, it might be frustrating for the parents, but everything will be great in the long run, because these illnesses boost the children's immune system. Your child will be stronger and will be immunized to many viruses, and he/she will not be getting sick so frequently in a few months.

Just in case your child gets sick in the school or anything happens, do not worry. We have a sickness procedure, and we know exactly what to do.

Kidz International Pre-school Sickness Policy

As Kidz International Pre-school, we recognize it is our responsibility to ensure the health and safety for our children, staff and parents, through identifying and discussing health issues in an open and positive way, allowing us to achieve and maintain our high standards. In order to maintain a clean and healthy environment, we ask that you refrain from bringing your child into nursery if they are sick and/or displaying signs of illness.

Children should not be left in the nursery if they are unwell.Our manager or deputy manager reserves the right not to accept any child who is unwell into the nursery. It is unfair on the child to be here when they need to be with their parent/carers or having one to one attention. It is also unfair to the rest of the children, who are here if they are knowingly in contact with an illness or infection.
If a child is unwell, then they will prefer to be at home with their parent(s) rather than at the nursery with their peers. We will follow these procedures to ensure the welfare of all children within the nursery, in order to minimize the risks of illnesses within our pre-school.

Children with following conditions will not be admitted to the nursery:
  • A raised temperature, over 37.8 degrees or an infection treated with antibiotics for less than 48 hours.
  • Certain illnesses which are considered to be actively infectious or contagious, for example hand, food and mouth disease, chicken pox, German measles.
  • Conjunctivitis/eye infection which is untreated, or treated less than 24 hours.
  • Sickness or diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
If a child becomes ill during a nursery day, their parents will be contacted and asked to pick their child up as soon as possible. During this time, the child will be taken care of in a quiet, calm area with their key person or the nurse, and familiar assistants that will help the child calm down and feel better. We have a separate nurse room to ensure the child is feeling safe and secure, in a calm environment.

We have two licensed nurses on the board at all times. We will ask your opinion on medical provision and we will update you periodically both by calling, and updating you on the Icare application’s messaging tool. We are doing deep cleaning every day, at all times.

Procedure of Transportation to Hospital

In case of an emergency case that needs immediate We also have a special procedure for transporting children to hospital. Although we do not face these situations, we always make a plan for emergencies and we have procedures accordingly.

If the sickness is severe, call for an ambulance immediately. The parents must not attempt to transport the sick child in their own vehicle. Whilst waiting for the ambulance, we contact the parent/carer and arrange to meet them at the hospital. A senior member of staff must accompany the child and collect together registration forms, relevant medication sheets, medication and the child’s comforter. A member of the management team must also be informed immediately remain calm at all times.
Children who witness an incident may well be affected by it and may need lots of cuddles and reassurance.