Calpol Policy

Feb 13, 2024

Calpol – upon joining the nursery, parents will sign a statement in the registration document to give permission to administer sugar free Calpol (this applies to parents who joined Little Feet Nursery from May 2022 onwards. Parents who joined prior to May 2022 will be asked to sign an agreement and return this by no later than December 2022). In addition to having a signed statement, parents will be contacted to give verbal permission prior to the medicine being given. Nursery will not administer Calpol to any child under the age of 6 months. The nursery are able to administer Calpol when a child over 6 months old has a high temperature or for mild pain relief. The amount of Calpol administered will relate to the amount stated on the packaging and according to your child’s age. Please note, as per the label on the bottle, Calpol must not be given to a child for more than 3 days. Therefore if a child has been given Calpol on 3 consecutive days they will not be able to return to the nursery on the fourth day, until they have been seen by a GP or no longer require Calpol. The 3 days include any days when a child is not at the nursery. Please communicate with the nursery who will advise you when your child is able to return. Please note, as per the flowchart below, nursery will never administer more than one dose of Calpol a day.

 

Calpol Administration

A child who has a temperature of 39 degrees or above will need to be collected immediately.

Calpol Policy diagram 1

Day 2 – Same Process
Day 3 – Child to be seen by a GP. Nursery to discuss return date with parents.

Nursery cannot administer Calpol on three consecutive days. If Calpol is required on Day 3 a child should not be in nursery and parents should seek medical advice.

Calpol Policy diagram 2
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