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Is your Child Well Enough? Often your child will say they want to go to nursery even if They feel unwell. It must be your decision as children are not able to judge whether they are fit or not. We know that you would not intentionally put other children at risk of catching an infection. Becoming unwell at nursery If your child becomes unwell at nursery we will contact you or one of your emergency contacts to come and collect your child. We will make sure your child is kept as comfortable as possible while we wait on someone collecting them. For this reason it is important to keep your child’s emergency contacts up to date. If your child is unwell Please phone the nursery – 715728 – and let us know your child will not be at nursery. St John’s Nursery As you are aware infection spreads easily amongst young children. If your child is unwell they should stay at home as this will help their recovery and limit the spread of infection to other children and staff within the nursery. The following information is taken from guidelines set out byGreater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board. and Inverclyde Council’s Education Services Chickenpox Chickenpox is infectious 1- 2 days before the spots appear and up to 5 days after the spots develop. Children should return to nursery once the spots have crusted over and when the child feels well. Diarrhoea and / or Vomiting Diarrhoea and / or vomiting are infectious whilst the symptoms last. Children should return to nursery 48 hours after the last bout of diarrhoea or vomiting Measles Measles are infectious for 1 day before the rash appears and for 4 days after the onset of the rash. Children should return to nursery no sooner than 5 days after rash appears and when child feels well. Quick Guide INFECTION Chickenpox RECOMMENDED PERIOD OF EXCLUSION Minimum of 7 days Diarrhoea / Vomiting 48 hours symptom free. Measles Minimum of 5 days Rubella (German Measles) Minimum of 5 days Impetigo Once spots are dry and crusted over or after 2 days of antibiotics Flu Until child feels well Mumps Until child feels well Conjunctivitis (Eye Infection) Needs to be treated – Return to nursery after 24 hours of treatment Head Lice Return to nursery after initial treatment Until child feels well Return to nursery 7 days after first symptoms Until child feels well 24 hours after antibiotics started 5 days if treated with antibiotics. 21 days if not treated Meningitis Hand, foot and mouth disease Rubella (German Measles) Rubella is infectious 7 days before the rash appears and for 5 days afterwards. Children should return to nursery no sooner than 5 days after rash appears and when the child feels well. Croup Scarlet Fever Whooping Cough Impetigo Impetigo is a skin condition which is infectious whilst spots are ‘weepy’. Children should only return to nursery when spots are dry and crusted over. If your child has any other illness, please ask nursery staff, or your G.P. for guidance.