Administering Medication – Woodthorpe Children Centres Policies

Updated 13 Oct 2020

The staff at the Sunshine Pre-School work hard to ensure the safety, health and well-being of the children in their care.

If a child is on prescribed medication the following procedures will be followed:

  • All medicines will be stored out of reach of children, in the appropriate conditions i.e. fridge or locked medical cabinet.
  • If possible, the child’s parents will administer the medication. If not, then the medication must be clearly labelled with the child’s name, date and dosage, and any other instructions.
  • The medication must be prescribed and for the current illness.
  • A medication form must be completed by the parent prior to the medication being given and upon collection of the child.
  • Children will not be able to attend sessions for the first 48 hours after administration of the prescribed medicine to ensure the child has no allergic reaction.
  • A medication form will be available to log –
    • The name of the child receiving the medication.
    • Time that the medication should be administered.
    • Date and time when medication is actually administered.
    • The signature of the person that has administered each dose.
    • Counter signature from another member of staff witnessing the dosage given.
  • Written information will be obtained from parent, (medication consent forms), giving clear instructions about the dosage, administration of the medication and permission for member of staff to follow the instructions.
  • Any level 3 member of staff will have the authority to administer the prescribed medication but each dose must be witnessed and countersigned by another member of staff.
  • Completed consent forms will be signed by parents and put in the child’s individual file.
  • All staff will be first aid trained.

The following people are designated First Aiders within Pre-School:

  1. Beverley Caterer
  2. Sue Trigg