Looking after kindergarten and school-age children

My child is ill

Who do I have to inform when my child is ill?

If your child is ill, it is essential that you inform the kindergarten teacher or the school teacher. Telephone the kindergarten or school before school starts. Some kindergarten or nursery teachers will also provide their private telephone numbers for use in emergencies.


If your child is ill, you have the right to stay at home and not to go to work. Your employer can tell you how many days’ work per year you are permitted to miss because your child is ill.