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Old 03-24-2017, 07:36 PM
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I am required to have an isolation area to hold children in who seem to have symptoms of a contagious sickness while I wait for their parent to come and get them. I must be able to see and hear them.

Do you have this?
Where is yours / what is it like?

I'm imagining a giant glass case!
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Old 03-24-2017, 08:13 PM
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I'd prefer a plastic bubble.

What ages do you watch? If they are young enough, would a pnp at one end of the room be isolated enough?
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Old 03-25-2017, 08:50 AM
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I will be watching ages 2-5!
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Old 03-25-2017, 08:54 AM
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Do you have a formal dining area, enclosed sunroom or foyer that is generally not used for daycare? It would only require enough space for a cot, side table, chair and a basket of toys; 36 sq foot rules does not apply to rest.
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For me it depends of if it is an incident of vomit. A lot of times, I'll actually move all the healthy children into my living room for a television show, and keep the ill child in the playroom snuggling on the couch or whatever makes the child comfortable until the parent arrives. (while I clean up the mess.) My house is set up though where I can see both rooms equally depending where I stand.
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I have two dedicated playrooms. For isolation they lay on their sleeping bag on the living room floor, which is next to my bigger play space.
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We don't have to have an isolation area per regs, but I do separate. I put a mat in front of the bathroom when this happens. Child stays on mat until parent arrives.
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