so sorry if this has been done before, the chap has just started nursery this week and I wanted to know what the etiquite was.
Obviously I would never dream of sending him in if he had a temp or anything but today he woke up with a cough and a horse voice. Now he was absolutely fine, running around and plyaing like a madman.
There are loads of kids at nursery with coughs but where do you draw the line??
IS it ok to send them as long as tehy are well in them selves or should I be considerring him passing it on to other kids?
wish i could help but when ds started nursey they gave me a list of all the illnesses that meant he had to stay away (temp/chkn px etc) but the parent had to sign it and return it to show they had seen it!!!! So now i don't actually have a copy of it!!! Who can spot the flaw in their plan!!!
Welcome to nursery! Afraid that if you kept them home every time they had a cough or runny nose they would never be there! I have only kept my DS, v healthy bar the continuous stream of snot, at home when he has had a tummy bug
that is exactly what I was worried about melrose, I mean I dont mind taking time of work for sickness, but that green snot that perminantly hangs of the end of his nose would have me off work till he's 21!!!
we dont accept children with contagious conditions eg. chicken pox, headlice, conjunctivitus. all parents are given a list to take home, it is also on the parents noticeboard, if a child is sent home ill, they are also given an exclusion list.
nurseries by the will of ofsted have to exclude chldren with contagious conditions.
we do not mind coughs colds as everyone has them. but obviously if a child feels ill they would want one to one with their mum.
so i wouldnt worry if i were you.
Keep them off if they are infectious eg with chicken pox, have a temperature, or have been sick or had diarrhoea within 48 hours. I personally wouldn't send mine if they weren't eating either as that would indicate to me that something wasn't right.