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Good hygiene and infectious diseases information

With the safety and wellbeing of children and staff our number one priority it is certainly key to be on top and aware of any infectious diseases that can affect our staff, parents or children.

Read our guide to infectious diseases

This page provides information on the responsibilities of our children’s nursery and pre-school staff under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Food Safety Act of 1990.

Under this legislation our staff have a duty of care to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and others who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work and cooperate with us and others to enable Lyndhurst Nursery to fulfil our legal obligations.

This includes our staff remaining vigilant with regards to the health and well-being of their colleagues, the children, parents and their extended families.

Our top 5 tips for things that you can do to promotegood hygiene

Wash hands regularly with soap and water, particularly after toilet and nappy routines.

Wash hands with soap and water before and after preparing and serving food.

Regularly sanitise worktops, door handles and tap handles and ensure to use the sanitisers provided when entering the nursery

Ensure tissues are available and properly disposed of when wiping runny noses (wash your hands after)

Remember to, and remind others (staff and children) when coughing or sneezing, to cover mouth and wash hands

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