We have a illness and infections policy whereby children are not permitted to nursery with a contagious illness or ailment. Children who have suffered a tummy bug are asked to remain at home until at least 48 hours after their last sickness episode. Children with chicken pox are asked to remain at home until all the spots have scabbed over and they are no longer considered contagious. A fuller list of illness and the corresponding time children should be kept away from nursery is available here. Children suffering from a common cold are still able to attend nursery provided they are well enough in themselves and not spiking a high temperature. If you administer Calpol or any other medication to your child before bringing them to nursery it is imperative you inform a member of staff what they have taken and at what time.