Summary

This topic covers the duty placed upon providers to promote the good health of the children in their care, to take the necessary steps to prevent the spread of infection, and to take appropriate action when they are ill. It also covers accidents and their reporting.

Related material can be found in the topics on Accidents and Emergencies, First Aid, Hygiene and Medicines.

Employers' Duties

Early years service providers should:

  • ensure that a sufficient number of paediatric trained first aiders are available to cover all shifts and outings, allowing for sickness and holidays

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