Infectious and Communicable Diseases


Our club is committed to the health and safety of all of our children and staff. As such it will sometimes be necessary to request that a child who is unwell is collected early from a session or be kept at home until they get better.

If a child has become ill at the club and needs to go home the parent or carer will be notified immediately. The child will be comforted, kept safe and under close supervision until they are collected.

If a child has had to go home prematurely due to illness, they should remain at home until they are better for at least 24 hours, or according to the time stated in the Communicable Disease Chart attached. If a member of staff becomes ill at work, similar restrictions on their return will apply.

If a child or member of staff becomes ill outside of club hours, the club should be notified as soon as possible. The minimum exclusion periods outlined in the attached table will then come into operation.

If any infectious or communicable disease is detected on the club's premises, the club will inform the parents and carers in writing as soon as possible.

The club is committed to sharing as much information as possible about the source of the disease and the steps being taken to remove it.

Ofsted will also be informed of any infectious or communicable diseases discovered on the club's premises.

Head Lice

When a case of head lice is discovered at the club, the situation will be handled carefully and safely. The child concerned will not be isolated from the other children, and there is no need for them to be excluded from activities or sessions at the club.

When the child concerned is collected from the club, their parent or carer will be informed in a sensitive manner.

Other parents and carers will be informed as quickly as possible in writing, including advice and guidance on treating head lice.

Staff should check themselves regularly for lice and treat whenever necessary.