It is important that the need for medical care, or the administration of medication, does not stop children from attending an early years service regularly. All early years services should therefore have systems in place to administer medication and to work with parents to support children who need to take medication.

This topic covers the essential points of medication administration, storage, disposal and training. Related information about the health of children can be found in the topics on First Aid and Ill or Injured Children.

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