Medical Treatment / First Aid for your child
At Deverell Hall Preschool all members of staff have up to date and current Child and Infant First Aid Training. At anytime whilst in our care, should your child require first aid for any minor injury or illness, one of our trained professionals will attend to their needs immediately in the first instance. If your child requires emergency care, then we will seek emergency advice for treatment, if we believe that this is in the best interests of your child. In all cases, you as the parent will always be informed. Should you have any objections or concerns, perhaps on religious grounds, then please do feel free to discuss these with the Preschool Manager or the Deputy Manager.
Keeping a record of any accidents
At Deverell Hall Preschool we record all accidents in our Accident Book. If there has been a problem, when you do come to collect your child, you will be asked to sign and acknowledge that first aid was administered to your child whilst in our care. If your child arrives at our preschool with an injury (this injury having ocurred prior to your session starting), you will be asked to complete a sheet in our Existing Injuries Book. This type of record keeping is very standard practice for all preschools, and usually mainstream schools too.
Medication - sending your child to school with prescribed medicines
Should you provide us with any kind of pain relief or medication for your child, a daily record is maintained by our staff. All medication brought in is kept in a locked cabinet or fridge (as applicable) throughout the session. All medicines supplied by yourself MUST be clearly labelled with your childs name and their date of birth. Additionally it must be written out what the required dosages are. We will only administer prescribed medicines.