Medication may only be administered by a qualified educator if:
- Parents have filled out and signed a medication authorisation form;
- The medication is in the original container;
- The medication is current;
- The medication is consistent with printed dosages on the container;
- The name on the medication container matches the name on the signed authority form.
A medication authorisation form must be filled in by the parent / guardian. These can be obtained from the educator in your child’s room. All medication must be tagged and labelled by the parent/guardian and handed to an educator. Medication must not be left in your child’s bag. Please remember to collect the medication to take home.
Educators are not authorised to give children medication without written permission from parents.
Children with severe allergies require a letter of confirmation from their doctor with an explanation of what the reaction is likely to be and what action to take if an allergic reaction occurs. Doctors are no longer to provide this information over the phone, due to new privacy legislation.
If your child has been prescribed an Epi Pen you will be required to supply this item to be permanently held at the centre and to replace it before the expiry date.