20 April 2015
The prevalence of allergies in the UK has grown dramatically over the last 25 years, with research showing that up to 50% of children now have at least one diagnosed allergy. This has significant implications for early years providers and the care that they provide to young children. With new food allergen regulations also affecting nurseries and childminders, it is vital that childcare providers are able to deal with the responsibilities that childhood allergies pose. Elizabeth Walker looks at the issues involved.