Do you give medicine to the children?Check out our medicine policy on our Policies & Procedures page. If your child is to be given prescription medication, we'd give these in line with the prescription. Over the counter temperature relief will be given if they develop a temperature - only with your permission. Anti-histamines will also be kept onsite & can be used when needed/approved by parents.
If they are ill, do I need to pick up?This depends on the severity - if a child has a cold but is happy in themselves, it's absolutely ok for them to stay. However, if it is contagious then they will need to be picked up! Refer to our illness policy which you can find on our Policies and Procedures page. If your child has had vomiting or diarrhoea, please do not let them return to nursery until 48hr from their last bout.
Will all the children be vaccinated?We don't exclude non-vaccinated children from our nursery in line with government guidance. If you'd like to see our full vaccination policy we'd be happy to email that over to you.
If my child is ill, can I take their day’s meals home in a Tupperware box?Yes, if your child is poorly and needs to rest at home, the meals that have been prepared for them for that day can be taken home in a Tupperware box. As our chefs prepare fresh meals, your child's dinner may not have been prepared if you collect them at lunchtime.
What if my child has an allergy?We would require your permission to administer antihistamines to relieve any allergic symptoms. Following this, we would use colour-coded allergy bowls for your child's food and all allergy info would be on the walls of nursery rooms so that our team were always aware. If your child has a severe allergy, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make an action plan with your Key Person, senior management & the nursery kitchen.
What medication do you keep at the nursery? Is there a spare EpiPen that can be administered in an emergency?We keep antihistamines and temperature relief at the nursery but would never administer prescription medication unless it was assigned to a particular child & was in its original packaging. All team members are first aid trained before starting at N. We don't keep a spare EpiPen.