Our Illness Policy & Immunisation schedule for under 5’s 

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

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


48 hours after antibiotics have commenced


None - seek treatment and then when eyes clear


(German Measles)

5 days from onset of rash


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 


5 days after onset of swelling

Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

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



Child can return after first treatment

Hand, foot and mouth

None - consult GP 

Molluscum contagiosum



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


Exclude only if rash is weeping and cannot be covered

Warts and verruca

None – cover in preschool


Until recovered


Until recovered – consult GP

Thread worms



Consult GP

Immunisation schedule for under 5’s  

Two months

Six-in-one vaccine

Pneumococcal vaccine

Rotavirus vaccine

Three months

Six-in-one vaccine (second dose)

Rotavirus vaccine

Meningitis C vaccine

Four months

Six-in-one vaccine (third dose)

Pneumococcal vaccine (second dose)

Just after 1st birthday

Hib/MenC booster vaccine - Men C second dose and Hib forth dose)

MMR vaccine - Mumps, Measles and Rubella

Pneumococcal vaccine (third dose)

Every year from two years up to eight years old

Children’s flu vaccine

Three years and four months or soon after

MMR ( second dose)

4-in-one pre-school booster