Explain procedures which are followed when a child is taken ill in a setting

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 1.5: Understand how to support children who are unwell
Learning outcome: 5. Understand care routines when a child is ill
Assessment criteria: 5.3 Explain procedures which are followed when a child is taken ill in a setting

  • When a child takes ill in a setting, you should follow your employer’s policies and procedures
  • Common actions include:
    • Child will require reassurance and support
    • Child may need to be isolated from other children to prevent the spread of infection
    • Parents/carers may need to be called to collect their child
    • Urgent medical advice may need to be obtained directly (e.g. by calling 999 or 111)

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