Little Rockets, whilst understanding the problems of head lice infestations, wishes to protect uninfected children and staff to the best of their ability.
If a case of head lice is noticed, or if Little Rockets staff are informed of a case of head lice, then the manager will hand out a general notice to all the parents, asking to check their child’s hair and treat any head lice found.
If a child is sent into Little Rockets with visible signs of infestation the manager will:
Hand out a notice to all parents informing them that head lice have been noticed on the premises, and asking them to check their child’s hair and treat them accordingly.
Inform the parents of the infestation and ask that the child is removed from the nursery to be treated; they may return as soon as they have received treatment.
We would like to point out that head lice is a common problem amongst young children. It does not mean that parents have been neglectful or dirty. Any problems concerning head lice will be dealt with discreetly and with confidentiality.