I am happy to give your child non-prescribed medication, such as cough mixture, Calpol or Nurofen, teething gel etc, but only if you provide the medication/remedy & have signed a parental permission form for me to do so.
This permission form will be regularly reviewed to ensure that there are no changes, for example a child may no longer be able to take some medication or may need an additional form.
Even though you may have signed a form, I will still contact you by telephone to check that I can administer this medication. This is to protect your child, you and myself. It is vital that you inform me of any medication you may have given your child before they arrive into my care. I need to know what medicine they have had, the dose and time given.
If your child has a self-held medication i.e asthma medication, please keep it available and in a location where I know where it is. What could have been a simple puff of Salbutamol, turns into a major incident and a trip to the hospital. If your child has acute allergies and needs and/or carries an EpiPen, please discuss the matter with me.
If your child needs to take medication prescribed by a doctor, please discuss this with me.
In some cases a child on antibiotics may be asked not to attend for 2-3 days in case they react to the medication and to prevent the spread of an infection to others.
All medicine given to me to administer must be in its original bottle/container. It must have the manufacturers guidelines on it and if a prescription medication the details from the Doctor/pharmacy.
If you have any concerns regarding medication please do not hesitate to discuss them with me.
Treasure the Moments Childcare
Date Created: 5th January 2020
Updated: 19th May 2022