Illness and medication

Children who are ill must not be taken to early childhood education / preschool!

Members of staff have the right to refuse to accept a child who is not able to participate in activities due to illness. If the child falls ill during the day, the guardians are contacted and the child must be picked up as soon as possible. The risk of infection is greater in groups and the risk of infection can be reduced if the child is at home until they recover.

  • Fever: the child should be fever-free 1 day before returning to the daycare facility.
  • Upset stomach: The child must be asymptomatic (i.e. no vomiting or diarrhoea) for 48 hours before returning to the daycare facility.
  • When the child becomes ill, the disease is most contagious in the beginning. Therefore, a sick child should not be taken to the daycare / preschool.

Also teach the child to cough or sneeze against the upper part of their sleeve, not into their hands. If the child still sneezes or coughs into their hands, wash the hands immediately.

Reducing the risk of infection

According to surveys, children who are in early childhood education / preschool more often get infectious diseases than children who are cared for at home. Still, it is possible to reduce the spread of infection and diseases considerably with simple measures. We observe hygiene measures that are useful for the children, guardians and members of staff.

We hope you will support the efforts of the daycare facility to reduce illnesses among the children by participating in the measures.


Members of staff only administer medication to a child if the child suffers from a chronic illness (e.g. asthma, diabetes). Arrangements concerning medications are organised in cooperation with the staff.