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Medication, Child Illness and Absence


If your child needs medication during nursery hours, you should discuss details with the Head or any member of the SMT. Prescribed drugs will be given at their discretion however; you will need to complete a form which authorises nursery staff to administer the drugs. At all times the child must have already had a dose of the medicine before the nursery will administer. All medication should have the child’s name, DOB, address and dosage on a printed label to verify that it has been prescribed only to them.

If your child suffers from asthma, epilepsy or nut allergy, please discuss with the SMT of any treatment necessary and plans already in place.

If your child is ill

Please call the nursery if your child is not able to attend nursery as a result of illness.

In line with infection control policy if your child has symptoms of vomiting or diarrhoea (or both), it is essential that they do not attend nursery for 48 hours after the symptoms have stopped.

If your child becomes ill at nursery we will ensure they are as comfortable as possible and call you to alert you to this.


If your child is not at nursery and you have not informed us why we will give you a call after 2 days. This helps us update our registers and allows us to ask if you require any support.