Early Years Childcare in Dore & Totley

What if my child needs to be given medicine at nursery?

Prescription medicine - 

Those with parental responsibility must give prior written permission for administration of medicines. Please speak to a member of staff who will provide you with a consent form.

Prescription medicine must be in the original container and can only be given to the person named on the bottle for the dosage stated.

Non-prescription medicine - 

If a child needs medicine such as liquid paracetamol or antihistamine for a temperature or allergic reaction, such will be treated as prescription medicine. You will be asked to sign a medication consent form for such circumstances when you register. We will make every effort to contact you prior to administering the medicine.

The nursery provides emergency Calpol and Piriton should the need arise. 

Please note that pain relief medicine can only be given for a maximum of 3 consecutive days.

You must provide any non-prescription cream for skin conditions such as nappy creams, Aveno, or gels for teething. We require prior written permission to administer such to your child. Items must be clearly labelled with your child’s name and handed over to a member of staff.

For safety reasons, please do not leave any medicine in your child’s bag. 

The nursery will not administer any non-prescription medicine containing aspirin or ibuprofen.