A guide for the parents of ‘Cheeky Cherubs Childcare’

Late Fees

There will be a £10 late fee for anybody more than 15 minutes late without warning.

Deposits

One week payment upfront is needed to secure your child’s place.

Holidays

Each child will get 3 weeks a year at half the usual rate for holidays, after this full price will need to be paid. Notice will need to be given.

I will also have 3 weeks a year at half the usual rate, notice will be given.

Sickness

If your child becomes poorly full price will need to be paid to secure the child’s place.

If I am ever too sick to open there will be no charge for that day.

Belongings

Please could all children bring their own nappies and wipes in a labelled bag with spare clothes and any creams that may be necessary.

Medication

I can only give children prescribed medication, if for example your child needs Calpol you or an appropriate adult would have to come and give it to the child.

Illnesses

The recommended amount of time off is advised for these different illnesses, this is based on the child feeling well enough to come back to nursery. If you have to use calpol in order for the child to feel well then it is best for the child to stay home.

 

Chickenpox

If your child has chickenpox, keep them off until all the spots have crusted over.

This is usually about 5 days after the spots first appeared.

 

Conjunctivitis

You don’t need to keep your child away from nursery if they have conjunctivitis.

Do get advice from your pharmacist. Encourage your child not to rub their eyes and to wash their hands regularly.

 

Coughs & Colds

It’s fine to send your child to nursery with a minor cough or cold. But if they have a fever, keep them off school until the fever goes.

 

Ear Infection

If your child has an ear infection and a fever or severe earache, keep them off nursery until they’re feeling better or their fever goes away.

 

Fever

If your child has a fever, keep them off nursery until the fever goes away.

 

Hand, foot & mouth disease

If your child has hand, foot and mouth disease but seems well enough to go to nursery, there’s no need to keep them off.

 

Impetigo

If your child has impetigo, they’ll need antibiotic treatment from the GP.

Keep them off nursery until all the sores have crusted over and healed, or for 48 hours after they start antibiotic treatment.

 

Ringworm

If your child has ringworm, see your pharmacist unless it’s on their scalp, in which case you should see the GP.

It’s fine for your child to go to nursery once they have started treatment.

 

Scarlet Fever

If your child has scarlet fever, they’ll need treatment with antibiotics from the GP. Otherwise they’ll be infectious for 2 to 3 weeks.

Your child can go back to nursery 24 hours after starting antibiotics.

 

Vomiting & Diarrhoea

Children with diarrhoea or vomiting should stay away from nursery for 2 days after their symptoms have gone.

A 1 hour visit is required where the child’s legal guardian will stay and play with them to allow the child to get used to the surroundings.

A 1 hour follow up visit will then be organised where the child will stay and play alone.

The rest of the visits will be arranged depending on how the child reacts to the one hour visit alone.