Locks Heath Nursery

39 Locks Road, Locks Heath, Southampton, Hampshire SO31 6NS

Illnesses & Medication


If your child is unwell at home we do ask for you not to bring them to nursery. You as their parents are the best people to judge if your child will be able to last their session. If your child does come down poorly whilst at nursery we will endeavour to comfort them, give appropriate treatment if possible and ask you to call to collect them. We do have an illness policy for you to download to check for incubation periods for certain illnesses.

Illness and Infection


Recorded and “signed in” prescribed medicines should be the only medication given during Nursery hours on a regular basis. Non-prescription medication e.g. pain and fever relief or teething gel may be administered, but only with the prior written consent of the parent and only when there is a health reason to do so, this must be clearly stated the reason for the administration and clear instructions for administration i.e. if temp over 101/39.5. If your child has medication to control temperatures we will only administer this for a period of 24 hours and will request you seek medical advice before any further administration is given. We will be unable to administer medicines containing aspirin unless it has been prescribed for that child by a doctor.