Infection prevention and control. Best practice advice for nurseries and childcare settings

Image of front cover showing cartoon of toddler playing and painted handprints

Updated for 2024, this booklet provides nurseries and childcare settings with comprehensive infection prevention and control advice.

It includes simple, practical and easily understood guidance on the day-to-day implementation of good infection prevention and control practices, as well as specific actions to take in the event of outbreaks of infection.

Areas covered include suitable childcare premises, hand hygiene, immunisation, decontamination, toys, personal items, toilets, nappy changing, laundry, food hygiene and pets.

The booklet includes illustrations, diagrams, a glossary and key points to remember in each section to ensure the advice is easy for all staff to understand and pass on to others.

It also provides contact details for each of the Health and Social Care early years teams in Northern Ireland.


A4, 32pp, booklet, PDF only
Target group
All staff in nurseries and childcare settings


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Nurseries infection prevention booklet 0124.pdf 14 MB