What will happen if your child is unwell

If your child is ill or feeling poorly, it is usually much better for him/her to be at home rather than in the busy centre. Very often children say they want to come even though they may have been sick during the night. Judge carefully - children do not get the best out of the early learning environment, nor are they able to give their best, when they are feeling under par.

If your child is unwell, please keep him/her at home and notify us immediately.

If a child has had sickness or diarrhoea, it is advisable to allow 48 hours after the symptoms disappear before returning.

Please let us know if your child has an infectious illness such as chicken pox, measles, whooping cough, mumps, rubella or infective hepatitis.

Children who are experiencing mild symptoms, such as a blocked/runny nose or a mild sore throat, but not presenting with any COVID-19 symptoms, can still come to nursery if they are well enough to do so. However, they should stay at home if they are too ill to be at nursery. This is important as other infections, with different symptoms to COVID-19, can be passed around.

If they are well enough to stay at nursery, they should follow good hygiene practices: that is regularly hand washing and 'catching' any sneezes with tissues. They do not need to get tested for COVID-19 if they do not have any of the COVID-related symptoms. Their household also does not need to isolate. If they stay off nursery according to the standard school illness policy, they can then return once they feel well enough to do so. However, if they develop any of the COVID-related symptoms at any point, they should get tested and self-isolate at home (with their household) from the date the symptoms began.

Below is the guidance for the Test and Protect system which we will use in the event of anyone displaying symptoms or testing positive for Covid-19.

Please click on the link below to download leaflets:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test and Protect information leaflet (opens new window)

Always inform us of any absences immediately.