Identify common childhood illnesses

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 1.5: Understand how to support children who are unwell
Learning outcome: 1. Know common childhood illnesses
Assessment criteria: 1.1 Identify common childhood illnesses

  • Common childhood illnesses include:
    • Cold
    • Influenza (flu)
    • Diarrhea/vomiting
    • Ear infections
    • Tonsilitis
    • Whooping cough
    • Chickenpox
    • Measles
    • German measles (rubella)
    • Mumps
    • Scabies
    • Hand, foot and mouth
    • Impetigo
    • Scarlet fever
    • Meningitis
  • Click for signs and symptoms, treatments and exclusion periods

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