Injuries and Sickness

Our health and safety policy covers accidents, injuries and illness during playgroup sessions. A trained first aider is present at every session and will deal with any minor accidents (e.g. bumps, grazes).

In the event of a serious accident, emergency treatment will be sought (in accordance to the consent you have given) and staff will record the details of the accident for your information.

Parents are requested to let staff know about any existing injuries a child may have when he or she is dropped off at playgroup.

At Puddleducks we are not able to care for sick children and we ask that parents do not bring their child if he/she is unwell. If your child becomes ill whilst at playgroup, you will be contacted as soon as possible and asked to collect him/her.

If your child contracts an infectious illness (e.g. chicken pox) please inform us.

We particularly ask that you keep you child away from the playgroup if he/she has sickness and/or diarrhoea. Your child can return to Puddleducks 48 hours after symptoms have cleared.

If your child has been prescribed antibiotics or a medicine he/she has not had before, please keep him/her at home for 48 hours to ensure there are no adverse effects and to give time for the medication to take effect. Thereafter, it is usually possible to stagger doses so that the child receives medicine before and after attending playgroup.

If, however, it is absolutely necessary for a prescribed medicine to be given during session time (for example, if a child needs an inhaler), our staff will administer it, provided the necessary paperwork is in place. Please refer to our health and safety policy for more information. Please note that inhalers must be handed to a member of staff on arrival and not left in your child's bag.

If your child is ill and won't be in group, please let us know either by calling us on 01508 571285 or 07762 132133 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact us with any queries you have in relation to your child being ill.