Early years and health

The Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage (4 Sept 2023) 3.45 states:

“The provider must promote the good health, including the oral health, of children attending the setting. They must have a procedure, discussed with parents and/or carers, for responding to children who are ill or infectious, take necessary steps to prevent the spread of infection, and take appropriate action if children are ill”

In Wales the National Minimum Standards:

10.1 states ‘The good health of children is promoted, and positive steps are taken to prevent the spread of infection with appropriate measures taken in cases of illness.’ and

10.2 goes on to say ‘No child is received if he/she appears to be ill. If children become unwell during their time in the childcare or play setting, care is taken to prevent possible infection of other children and parents are notified as soon as possible.’

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