If you work in Early Years settings it is essential that you are well informed and aware of health and safety issues and procedures that you may face on a day-to-day basis. This book will provide clear, concise and practical information about health and safety, whilst fully translating the legislative documentation that surrounds it to ensure that you meet OFSTED requirements, and that you are fulfilling your obligation in keeping the children under your care safe.
Practical advice is offered on issues such as:
- common childhood infections and the exclusion periods relating to them
- routine medications records, policies and permissions
- protective clothing
Written in accordance with national health and safety standards that have to be achieved at inspection, this is part of a practical series of 'how to' guides that are essential purchases for anyone working in an Early Years setting looking to certify that their nursery environment safe as well as fun.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Illness and Infection; Chapter 1 Preventing illness and infection; Chapter 2 Making and keeping a clean environment; Chapter 3 Safety in the baby room; Chapter 4 Managing illness; Chapter 5 Record keeping and administering medicines; Part 2 Specific Diseases; Chapter 6 Signs and symptoms of common communicable diseases; Chapter 7 Other communicable diseases; Chapter 8 Contagious conditions of the skin and hair;