Sickness Litle Tanglewood


 If your child is off of nursery due to illness, please ring the office to tell them of your childs absence. You may leave an answer phone message out of school hours.          Tel: 01245 352788  Thank you  


If your child is prescribed antibiotics they may return to nursery 48 hours after the first dose. It is very important however that your child is well enough to enjoy the session; we therefore ask you to consider this carefully before bringing them back to nursery. Please note that we are not equipped to administor antibiotics. 


      If your child has been sick or had diarrhoea we ask that you keep them at home for 48 hours from the last time they vomited or had loose stools.  This prevents any bug passing through the school and makes sure your child is well enough to be here. 


If your child has chickenpox, NHS and Essex County Council guidance say  children should stay away from nursery until all the spots have scabbed over which is usually around 5 days. Tanglewood recommend making sure hands and face are clear of spots to stop the risk of a secondary infection which can be extremely nasty and risks hospitalising your child. 

If you are pregnant and have NOT had chickenpox and your own child catches it, please seek medical advice from your Dr on how to manage the situation. 

To see the guidelines on a variety of other diseases please click on the link below and then click the back arrow in your browser to return to the website. 


Head lice

            It is inevitable that at some point during your child's school years           they will pick up head lice!  

      Head lice are only the size of a pinhead when hatched and smaller than a                matchstick head when fully grown. They are a grey/brown in colour             with six legs. They are difficult to detect in dry hair even when closely inspected. Often they will cause excess itching but this is not always the case especially when they have recently arrived on the head.  

 Head lice cannot fly, jump or swim, but are spread by clambering from head to head       contact so nursery and school whilst playing makes it very easy for them! 

    Please click on the link below for the leaflet on treatment, detection and facts                         with pictures and diagrams to help identify them.                              

  There is also the link to the NHS website for Head Lice:

 This helpful leaflet is also available in Polish, sadly we have not been able to find                   it it any other languages but we are still looking! 




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