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    I can't see it on HPA list of notifiable diseases. Does anybody know if I have to close or leave it to parents to decide if want to bring children?

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    I've had two children come down with it in the last week. There's no exclusion for it (unless you choose to close).

    I'd let the parents know & let them decide if they want to bring their LO's in.

    I hope your son feels better very sn!

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    There's no written exclusion but my doctor and kids school said 5days to week and it took nearly 2weeks she was soooo poorly

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    Thank you for your advice.

    I gave parents the choice & they are not bringing mindees - completely understand that I don't think I would either!

    Luckily he has been fine in himself just a temperature & rash. Am hoping it stays that way but will be giving lots of cuddles tomorrow anyway as it's just the two of us for the day

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    Looks like its going around we have it here too.

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    Hand, foot and mouth disease - Introduction - NHS Choices

    This gives info about H,F&M says its highly contageous.

    Hope your Little one doesn't suffer too much.

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    It is highly contagious but there is no quarantine period. The 2 Los I look after have it but I can not stop them coming. I hate this part of the job, it is my home yet I have to allow people with contagious diseases into it and pass it on to my family. I wanted to say no but guidelines and docs say yes so I felt like I would have been excluding a child just because I wanted too. With all the hype at the moment about spontaneous Ofsted inspections because of complaints I feel I can not do as I see best for my family in my own home. I know it is my own business and I should in theory do what I like, but in reality we can't there are a lot of rules still to follow if we want to keep Mrs O away from the door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLL View Post
    It is highly contagious but there is no quarantine period. The 2 Los I look after have it but I can not stop them coming. I hate this part of the job, it is my home yet I have to allow people with contagious diseases into it and pass it on to my family. I wanted to say no but guidelines and docs say yes so I felt like I would have been excluding a child just because I wanted too. With all the hype at the moment about spontaneous Ofsted inspections because of complaints I feel I can not do as I see best for my family in my own home. I know it is my own business and I should in theory do what I like, but in reality we can't there are a lot of rules still to follow if we want to keep Mrs O away from the door.
    It's a bit crazy isn't it as it is so contagious and seems to make Los so sick you would think it had an exclusion period like chicken pox or d and v!

 

 

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