Illness and Infection Control

Illness and Infection Control

Understand the important definitions, the six principles, and the key changes.

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Updated Jul 20, 2024

What you'll learn

  • The definition of an infection; bacteria and viruses
  • Common infections in an early year’s setting; cold viruses, flu viruses and stomach bugs
  • The reasons why children are susceptible
  • Ways to prevent and manage common infections, including cleaning and immunisations
  • The need for policies to be in place and adhered to
  • The need for training
Course Description

Our Illness and Infection Control Course explores common infections in an early years setting and the reasons why children are more susceptible. It examines best practice in aiming to prevent and manage infections, including the need for thorough cleaning, schedules, immunisations and policies.


Target Audience

Nursery Practitioners