Exclusion periods for common infectious diseases

Listed below are some common childhood ailments and the procedures you should take regarding the child’s attendance at Pre-School:


A Risk Assessment has been drawn up for the premises.  Each morning a check is made of both the indoor and outdoor areas.  The Pre-School is registered to operate in all areas of the village hall.

It should be noted on the Registration Form all those who may collect the child and a password given.  The staff must be informed of any person other than those named who are collecting.  Children will not be allowed to leave with an unauthorised person.  Please advise us in the event of someone else collecting your child.

Parents/carers are required to sign their child in and out each day.

All visitors are required to provide suitable identification to the staff and sign in and out of the visitor’s book.


Our priority is keeping our children, their families and our staff safe as we continue to face the challenges of opening during the current Covid-19 outbreak.

On 1 April 2022, the government moved into a new phase of its Covid-19 response: ‘living with Covid’. 

What are the current main symptoms of Covid-19? 

Current NHS guidance states that symptoms of Covid-19 can include: 

  • a high temperature or shivering (chills) – a high temperature means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) 

  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours 

  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste 

  • shortness of breath 

  • feeling tired or exhausted 

  • an aching body 

  • a headache 

  • a sore throat 

  • a blocked or runny nose 

  • loss of appetite 

  • diarrhoea 

  • feeling sick or being sick.

What should I do if I am experiencing Covid-19 symptoms? 

Government guidance states that you should try to stay home and avoid contact with other people if you have Covid-19 and in addition, either have a temperature or don’t feel well enough to go to work or do your normal activities. It adds that: “You can go back to your normal activities when you feel better or do not have a high temperature.” 

If a child is experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, can they attend their early years setting? 

Government guidance states that a child should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if they have symptoms of COVID-19 and they either: 

  • have a high temperature 

  • do not feel well enough to go to school, college or childcare, or do their normal activities.

It adds that: “They can go back to school, college or childcare when they feel better or do not have a high temperature.”