It was reported on various programmes today and through the BBC news about the meningitis. This is a very important illness to be recognised when caring for children and speed of identifying this quickly is extremely important. Nanny link training has linked the article.
When caring for children as a nanny it is very important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of childhood illnesses. Every nanny should have first aid training and if unsure of the childhood illnesses conditions to look them up so they can act quickly. There are many first aid courses available costs do vary but all nannies must undertake a paediatric course. It is part of a nannies responsibilities to have this for their professionalism when working and applying for jobs along with a DBS.