Sickness and Exclusion

If your child requires prescribed medication to be administered whilst at Pre-school, parents will be asked to fill in and sign the Medications Record Book. If your child has been prescribed antibiotics please wait 48 hours from the first dose before sending them back to Pre-school. This is to ensure they do not have an adverse reaction.


We ask parents not to send children to Pre-school if they are unwell, especially with heavy colds, sickness, or diarrhoea. If your child has needed Calpol to relieve discomfort, we suggest they are not well enough to attend Pre-school and ask that your child stays at home.


As per Government recommended isolation periods, if a child has had sickness or diarrhoea, you should leave at least 48 hours from the last bout, before returning them to Pre-school. Please inform us promptly of any infectious diseases, i.e., chicken pox, head lice etc. as we have a legal requirement to report instances of these to Ofsted and other parents. Please see the link below of recommended exclusion periods for illnesses.

Exclusion Table


If a child turns up at Pre-school with noticeable signs of accidental injury, this will be entered in the Home Incident book, and you will be asked to sign this on arrival or at the end of the session. The emergency telephone numbers of all children are at hand should staff require them. Any accidents that take place on the premises are also recorded and the parent is informed and asked to countersign the accident reporting book immediately on arrival at Pre-school. If your child’s accident results in a head bump, you will be contacted immediately to inform you of the bump.

Ickwell Pre-school