First Aid

Many staff hold first aid qualifications, and there is always an identified first aider on the premises.  If a child is taken ill during their time with us we will contact a parent/carer.  Please do keep us informed of any changes to your contact numbers.  If your child has a chronic health condition, please discuss this with Jaimee and Harriet.

Unfortunately we are unable to administer medicines unless they have been prescribed by a doctor. If your child needs medication during the day a medicine administration form must be completed by the parent/guardian and given in to the pre-school before medication can be administered to the child. All medicines should be brought directly to the office at the beginning of the session.

We kindly request that you inform the office as soon as possible if your child is to be absent due to illness.

Individual Healthcare Plan

Parental agreement for the administration of medicine

Administering Medicines

Managing Children who are Sick, Infectious or with Allergies

Please click on the following documents for some useful information;

Covid Risk Assessment-STEP 4 1st April 2022

Measels Information Sheet

Diarrhoea & Vomiting Information

Healthier Together – should your child go to school today

Every Day Matters

Childrens Guide to Coronavirus

Safeguarding Support for Parents Coronavirus 

Please click this link to take you to Healthier Together which provides you with information to help keep your child safe and healthy, as well as helping you decide what to do when your child is unwell. –

Health & Safety

The Staff of Shalfleet ‘Little Explorers’ recognize and accept  their responsibilities for the establishment and maintenance of the Health and Safety and ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of our staff, pupils and any visitors to our premises.


Safeguarding & Child Protection

There can be no issue of greater importance to parents and carers, or to schools and pre-schools, than the safety of their children.

The Staff of Shalfleet ‘Little Explorers’ is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Child protection is the process of protecting a child identified as suffering from, or potentially suffering from, significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect.

The term safeguarding is used more broadly and according to the latest government guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018, it means:

  • Protecting children from maltreatment
  • Preventing impairment of children’s health or development
  • Ensuring the children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.

For more information please see;

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

Keeping Children Safe In Education 2019

Parent pamphlet on the Prevent strategy

Safeguarding Jargon Buster

Safeguarding Quick reference information