Training Needs for Early Years staff dealing with Chickenpox

Training for Staff

Staff should be aware of all conditions that affect children such as chickenpox, measles and mumps. Staff should be trained in all medical conditions that affect a child, so that practitioners know the correct procedures that they need to follow if a medical condition appears in the setting.

In my setting we deal with chickenpox by ringing the parents, if there are suspicious spots that appear on the child’s face, legs or arms. If the child is unwell then the parents will also be contacted and asked what they want to do. To prevent the illness from spreading amongst children, the practitioner should make sure the child does not come into contact with other children. If practitioner’s suspect that other children may have been infected the illness as well, then the practitioner should record the children’s names, the symptoms of the child and when this incident occurred.

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