Pyrford Playgroup is committed to ensuring that our setting is a safe and healthy place for all children, parents/carers, staff and volunteers.

We therefore comply with the Health Protection Agency (HPA) standards and follow the guidance contained in their document entitled “Guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings”.  This can be found on the HPA website:, (Click on Home, Publications, Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and the chart is listed in this section).

If your child has an infectious illness, for example Chicken Pox, Impetigo or Head Lice, please inform a member of staff, as it is our policy to inform parents of such an outbreak.

If your child has had sickness and/or diarrhoea, we operate a 48hr exclusion policy and your child should not return to the playgroup until 48 hours after the last bout of illness.

Our prime concern is always for the health, safety and welfare of all the children and staff at the setting.  If children are unwell, they should be kept at home and a period of recovery allowed.  If you are in doubt about your child attending playgroup due to illness, please do not hesitate to contact Katharine Wright or Marion McMullan.


If your child becomes unwell during a session at playgroup and we feel that he/she would be happier going home or may be infectious to other children and staff, we will contact you to come and collect them.  Staff will take all responsible measures to continue to comfort and care for your child until you (or an authorised adult) arrive.

Date policy written:           Aug 2011  

Reviewed:                        Oct 2011  

Reviewed:                        Sept 2013  



Signed:  ________________________                  Signed:  _______________________

            Marion McMullan                                               Katharine Wright