Section Three: Medical Information
If any parent requires their child to receive medication during Nursery hours then a written consent form must be completed for any medication, prescribed or non-prescription, to be given to a child.
It is vitally important that emergency contacts are updated regularly. In case of an emergency when no emergency contact can be located then an ambulance will be called to take the child to the nearest Accident and Emergency Unit. The school will continue to attempt to contact the parents or other emergency contacts.
If your child suffers from Asthma you must tell the head of the nursery if there are any activities or specific circumstances, which are likely to bring on an attack.
If your child suffers from epileptic attacks you must tell the head of the nursery what emergency treatment to give.
Please note that there is a 48-hour exclusion in the nursery for children who have had sickness or diarrhoea. This is to ensure that the infection is not passed on to other children, thus risking reinfection to your own child.
If your child becomes ill:
The establishment would welcome a telephone call if your child will be absent from nursery for three days or more.
If your child becomes ill while at nursery you will be contacted by telephone. If you are unavailable or do not have a telephone the child’s emergency contact will be phoned, and asked to collect the child as soon as possible.
Minor accidents and upsets:
If a child needs to be changed this will be done by a member of the Nursery staff. If you do not wish your child to be changed please let the staff know.
Minor cuts and grazes etc., will be washed and a sticking plaster may be used. Let us know if your child has an allergy.
Visits to the establishment by medical staff:
From time to time various members of Falkirk Health Board will visit the Nursery. This may be to tell the children about their work or to encourage good hygiene practice.
No treatment will be administered by Medical Staff without parental consent.