Sick children expose other children to the infection and require additional care and attention that I am unable to give. In my experience sick children want to be cared for by their parents in the comfort of their own home.
I understand that as a working parent you need to be able to go to work, however if your child is not feeling very well, in my experience, I feel that your child would be better cared for in their own home with a parent. I am happy to care for children with minor coughs and colds but will not care for children who are very unwell, infectious or running a high temperature this would not be fair to other children in my care.
If you child has had diarrhoea or sickness in the last twenty-four hours please do not bring them, but call and let me know.
If your child becomes ill whilst in my care, I will make them as comfortable as possible, isolate them from the other children if necessary and reassure them. I will contact you immediately and continue to care for your child until you arrive.
I am happy to administer medication (please see my administering medication policy).
I will contact you if I am not well, and if I am unable to work. This then allows you to make alternative arrangements for your child’s care.