Ill Child Policy   
   &   
   Procedures for the Administration of Prescribed Medicines   

Ill Child Policy:

While it is not our policy to care for sick children who should be at home until they are well enough to return to nursery.

Parents are asked to keep their children at home if they have any infection, and to inform the nursery as to the nature of the infection so that the nursery can alert other parents, and make careful observations of any child who seems unwell.

Parents are asked not to bring into the nursery any child who has been vomiting or has had diarrhoea until at least 48 hours has elapsed since the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.

If the children of nursery staff are unwell, the children will not accompany their parents/carers to work in the nursery.



Administration of Medicines:

If a child is on prescribed medication the following procedures will be followed. If possible, the child’s parents will administer the medicine, if not:

Children's prescribed medicines must be brought in their original containers and must be clearly labelled. Unlabelled medication will not be accepted nor will it be administered.

We will agree to give one dose of medicine a day, only if the prescription states that the medicine must be given three times a day and taken with food. 

All medication will be kept in a first aid box out of the reach of children.

Parents must give prior written permission for the administration of medication. 
Consent forms must be filled for all children who require an inhaler and for children who are on prescribed medication. The permission forms can be obtained from the nursery office as well as from the following links:



For more information about the administration of medicines use this link:



   Illness Exclusion Periods   

For more information about how long your child needs to be kept off nursery, please visit NCC's Health & Safety Guidance & Procedures and download their Infections in Children Fact Sheets April 2010 on the following link:


(The information you need are on pages 5 to 10)


We hope that your child gets better soon!