Our Illness Policy

If your child is unwell and cannot attend the pre-school please telephone 07756 029105 as soon as possible.

Attendance at Little Doves Christian Pre-School after illness.

Illness Minimum Absence Period

Head Lice

No absence necessary (although needs treatment)

Diarrhoea or sickness

48 hours from last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting

Impetigo

48 hours after antibiotics have commenced

Conjunctivitis

None - seek treatment and then when eyes clear

Rubella

(German Measles)

5 days from onset of rash

Measles

5 days from onset of rash

Chicken Pox

Approx 7 – 14 days form onset of rash - until all scabs have healed over, come away and fallen off dry. The scabs are infectious 

Mumps

5 days after onset of swelling

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

21 days from onset of cough or after 5 days of antibiotics

 

Scabies

Child can return after first treatment

Hand, foot and mouth

None - consult GP 

Molluscum contagiosum

None

Ringworm

Exclusion not usually required

Scarlet fever

Child can return 24 hours after starting appropriate antibiotic treatment

Slapped cheek

None (once rash has developed) See GP

Shingles

Exclude only if rash is weeping and cannot be covered

Warts and verruca

None – cover in preschool

Flu

Until recovered

Meningitis

Until recovered – consult GP

Thread worms

None

Tonsillitis

Consult GP