Mindee has been dropped off with me this morning, parent told me that she'd had a bad night and that shed got a cold, handed her over and scarpered all within about 30 secs. She seemed okay at first but has just been screaming for the last 30 minutes and getting quite hot. Shes sleeping now but am i within rights to ring parents and say come and get her...ive got other children to look after later, ive already cancelled my morning outing with my own son because she is poorly. Ive always said I dont mind coughs and sniffles but shes really been upset. Also, am I within rights to give her calpol if dont have specific permission, i have of course got the emergency medical treatment signature: does this count as this?
Sorry, not a CM so can't help with permissions, but as a parent I would want calling in this situation. It's my understanding that snuffles are one thing, but as soon as mindees get a temperature, they are 'properly' poorly and should go home. I would also expect my CM to give Calpol, but then we have already discussed it. If you haven't, you may be better waiting till you've called them. Hope you manage to sort it.
It's quite possible she may have an ear infection, especially if she's bunged up. Maybe you could ring mum let her know things are not too good and ask for calpol permission if she needs it when she wakes up. Then say if after that you give it half an hour and if she is still distressed you will ring her back and she will need to come and collect her. This way mum will have a little time to think of possibilities eg nan, sis , or dad collecting if she thinks its hard to come home quick. Quick tip: If child is screaming and you think it might be ear infec (pulling ear or banging it) a few drops of warm olive oil ( or any cooking oil) is fantastic, untill you manage to get to docs. A doctor told me this and it has always been a god send..... let parent do it tho ! good luck
thank you, shes woken up now and isnt screaming but is a little warm...I cant actually get hold of parents but have left messages...should i just give her calpol? im sure they would want me to but its not written down