Planning Ahead – Dealing with an ill child

All staff need to know what to do if a child is ill and is getting worse. Therefore, it is vital that childcare providers have a sickness and illness policy in place that staff have access to and are familiar with

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The policy should include: 

  • Guidance for parents/carers on excluding a child if they are ill at home
  • Procedures for contacting parents and arranging for a sick child to be taken home
  • Procedures for contacting parents and informing them of your concerns and actions if a child is seriously unwell and deteriorating
  • Procedures for transporting a seriously ill child to hospital