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    At Kiddlywinks we do everything we can to prevent infection and illness within nursery. The nursery operates a thorough and intensive cleaning regime and toys and resources are sterilised regularly. In addition we have hand sanitising stations outside all playroom doors and in entrance areas and we encourage parents and visitors to use these when they come into nursery and when they leave. Children are supported and encouraged to wash their hands regularly and practice good hygiene routines .However at times despite our best efforts, some children will pick up illnesses and are often contagious without showing any obvious symptoms.

    To ensure that we maintain the healthiest environment possible we enforce strict exclusion periods for children suffering specific illnesses or symptoms. We appreciate that this can create difficult situations for some working parents, however we must ensure that we reduce the risk of cross infection within the nursery, both towards other children and also our parents and employees. For guidance related to taking time off work for dependants please visit the following site for more information.

    If a child is suffering from an infection or illness, parents must keep them at home until they are no longer infectious. Children who return to nursery too soon will unfortunately be declined admittance. This will help ensure that staff and other children are not un-necessarily exposed to possible contraction of the illness.

    We are fortunate to have the guidance and support of one our local Doctors, Sam Solomon from the Lakes medical Practice. Dr Solomon works closely with the team to ensure that health policies are evaluated and updated in line with local and national health guidance and ever evolving health practice legislation.

    This professional partnership aims to ensure that the guidance that we provide to parents is derived from a sound knowledge base and aims at securing the healthiest outcomes for all children whilst they attend Kiddlywinks.

      • Please be aware that we will always contact you if we have concerns about your child’s health and all staff will have your child’s best interests at heart.
      • Notices will be displayed on the front door and around nursery to alert you of any contagious diseases or instances of sickness and diarrhoea.

    If your child requires medicine, cream or lotions administered during their time at nursery written authorisation must be given by the Parent/Carer.

      • No medicines will be given to any child without completion of appropriate paperwork.
      • Please see a member of staff who will help you complete a form giving details of times and amounst to be administered.
      • You will need to sign the form when handing over the medicine and when you collect your child to ensure that you are aware the medicine has been given to your child and at what time. On collecting your child please remember to remind staff to give you back the medication for your use at home and you will need to sign to acknowledge that all information regarding any medication administered has been fed back to you.
      • Medication must be in the packaging it is presented in and labelled by the Pharmacy, Doctor or Dentist.
      • Children who are prescribed the first round of antibiotics and pencillin will not be able to attend for 48 hours after the first dose is given and must also be fit and well to attend .
      • Medicine will not be given to any child unless it is in the same bottle that the pharmacy has given it to you (including Calpol)
      • Only prescribed medicines will be administered to your child in nursery, including Calpol and they must have the original administration and child’s details on them. They must also be dated for administration within the relevant time scale.
      • We will not accept cold remedies, cough mixtures, ibuprofen , unless they are prescribed by a health professional
      • Children may only be administered one dose of medication at nursery in a day unless otherwise specified on the GP’s instructions.

    Parents/Carers will be informed and advised in the event of a highly infectious disease or illness circulating at Kiddlywinks Day Nursery e.g chickenpox, head lice, conjunctivitis, gastroenteritis. Please click on the tab and read through our guide to some of the most common illnesses your child may experience and ensure that you are aware of our exclusion periods and make alternative arrangements for childcare during these times.

  • Contact Details

    The Meadows, Tel: 01768 210500
    Eamont House, Tel: 01768 864000
    Email: karenjames2000@btinternet.com

  • OFSTED Registered

    Register Number: EY388855 Kiddlywinks Day Nursery is an OFSTED registered provider and admits children aged from three months to school entry age.
  • Opening Hours

    Opening hours: 8.15am – 5.45pm, however we can offer an early start or late finish between the hours of 8am and 6pm,