Early Years Health, Safety and Hygiene
As winter approaches, it is important that early years, childcare settings and schools are reminded and updated on important health considerations for the children in their care, parents and staff for the prevention of winter infections. Public Health England has issued information for professionals in the early years and childcare settings.
Notifications of Incidents
As part of the EYFS childcare providers must notify Ofsted and of any serious accident, illness or injury to, or death of any child while in their care and of the action taken. Notifications to Ofsted need to be made as soon as reasonably possible but must be reported within a 14-day window of the incident occurring. Full details regarding health can be found in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) from section 3.44
Preventing Unintentional Injuries
Public health England has published a useful guide for childcare providers working with children under 5 years old