Procedure for sick children

As I may be caring for several children at any time, including my own, I need to consider illnesses and how they will affect the children under my care. Also if I become unwell it may affect several families including my own as they would either have to take the days off work or find another childminder at short notice. With this in mind I have put the following procedures in place.

If your child becomes unwell I will contact you as soon as possible. I will care for and comfort them until you arrive, it may be necessary for me to keep them separate from the other children to avoid the spread of infection.

I will be happy to administer medication, as long as you are willing to sign my medicine book. I cannot mind a child that has had diarrhoea or been sick within the last forty-eight hours.

I am happy to mind children with minor illnesses i.e. Colds