Medication

First and foremost your child’s medication should be administered at home. If your child requires additional medication throughout the day, the following procedures should be followed.

Medication Guidelines:

  • Write your child’s name, medication, dosage and the time of administration in the medication book which is located in the office. Please ask the Director or Supervisor for this.
  • Either the Director or Supervisor will need to countersign the request.
  • All medication must be clearly labelled with your child’s name and dosage. We are unable to extend any dosage amounts on the labels.
  • It is illegal for staff to administer non-prescription drugs including Paracetamol.
  • Ensure staff are aware of the appropriate way to store your child’s medication. ie if it needs to be refrigerated.
  • If your child requires ongoing medication such as for asthma, please ask the 
  • Director or Supervisor for the permanent medication form. This form will include questions such as the severity of attacks, warning signs, method for acute care etc.
  • The staff administering the drugs will document in the Medication book the time of administering the drug and any other related information to this.

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