Children are supported by staff whilst using the toilet. Parent helpers do not assist children in this way unless DBS checked. Changing facilities are provided for children wearing nappies. Parents must provide all items required for a nappy change.
Staff will support the toilet training process; please discuss this with them at the relevant time.
Injuries and Illness
Our Health and Safety policy covers accidents, injuries and illness during playgroup sessions. A trained First Aider is present at every session and will deal with any minor accidents (e.g. bumps, grazes). In the event of a serious accident, emergency treatment will be sought (provided you have given consent for this). Parents are requested to let the Lead Practitioner know about any existing injuries a child may have when he or she is dropped off at playgroup.
Sickness and Medicines
At Little Tractors we are not able to care for sick children and we ask that parents do not bring their child if he or she is unwell. If your child comes down with an infectious illness (e.g. chicken pox) please inform us. If your child becomes ill whilst at playgroup, you will be contacted as soon as possible and asked to collect him or her.
We particularly ask that parents do not bring their child in if they have sickness and/or diarrhoea. The child cannot return to group until 48 hours after the child is symptom-free to stop the spread of the illness.
If your child has been prescribed antibiotics or a medicine s/he has not had before, please keep him or her at home for 48 hours to ensure there are no adverse effects and to give time for the medication to take effect. Thereafter, it is usually possible to stagger doses so that the child receives medicine before and after playgroup. If, however, it is absolutely necessary for a prescribed medicine to be given during session time (for example, if a child needs an inhaler), our staff will administer it provided the necessary paperwork is in place. Please refer to our Health and Safety policy for more information. Please note that inhalers must be handed to a member of staff on arrival and not left in children’s bags.