Ensuring the safety and the well-being of the children in our care is paramount. It requires not only vigilance but also an awareness of children's individual needs.
The Statutory Framework for the EYFS includes guidance on medicines for childcare providers this states that providers:
Please see the examples and guidance below to help you develop and embed processes to meet these requirements.
Public Health England have produced a practical guide for staff on managing cases of infectious diseases in schools and other childcare settings: Health Protection in Schools and Other Childcare Facilities.
If a provider is notified of a case of infectious disease in a pupil or staff member, please report it to your local Health Protection Team (HPT) as soon as possible as not all infections require exclusion. Your local team can also give you additional advice and support as needed.
e-Bug Teaching Resources
These resources have been developed by the Primary Care and Interventions Unit within UKHSA to educate students aged 3-16 about infection prevention, control and treatment. The packs include lesson plans, worksheets and activities. Download below:
Guidance on the use of emergency inhalers in schools
The NHS guidance to managing Asthma in the setting provides useful information to support in the management of children's medical requirements. The guidance is downloadable from the section below and covers the following:
More information on managing Asthma in the early years and schools.
Listen to the webinar held on Wednesday 2 February 2022