Preventing and Managing Infections in Childcare and Pre-school
Understand how infectious diseases spread and how to protect children from infections.
Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at anyone who works with or cares for infants and young children (under the age of 4 years). This includes nursery nurses, daycare staff, childminders, and carers.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Explain that microbes live everywhere, come in different shapes and sizes, and there are useful and harmful microbes.
Demonstrate how infection can spread through our hands, coughs and sneezes and identify the correct times and ways to wash hands.
Demonstrate how microbes can spread through food or unclean kitchen surfaces.
Apply techniques to prevent the spread of infection on surfaces in a childcare or nursery setting.
Explain why vaccination for children is important and identify reliable sources for information on vaccination.
Reflect on the importance of antibiotics and explain what antibiotic resistance is and how we can prevent it.