In nursery we have children with allergies to certain foods, we have one child who has severe allergies to various foods and reactions can range from rashes and hives to the most serious of reactions anaphylaxis and the need to administer an Epi-Pen.
August is National MedicAlert Awareness Month so with this in mind we thought we would share the universal Medic Alert Symbol! As a charity, MedicAlert supports people with medical conditions and allergies, keeping them safe in emergency situations, by providing the full medical ID service and custom-made medical ID jewellery.
In an emergency situation, a medical ID bracelet can mean the difference between life and death. These bracelets provide vital health information and help to warn medical professionals and emergency responders that the person is prone to seizures, have a serious chronic illness, what allergies someone may have or other critical medical information.
MedicAlert is more than a bracelet, it is a support network!! If you notice anyone wearing a medical ID bracelet please be mindful that they may have a chronic illness, allergy or be prone to seizures.
We do a lot of work with the children at Kirkgate Childcare surrounding allergies in a fun way, enabling the children to understand their allergies and the other children’s. The children are very aware of how to keep each other safe.
If you live with severe allergies or have a loved one who does, visit #MedicAlert for further information on how they can keep you safe: https://www.medicalert.org.uk/allergies/
Staff create a welcoming and nurturing environment where children flourishTaken from Ofsted report
Lovely nursery with friendly attentive staff. My daughter, with additional medical needs, made firm bonds with staff and was given the highest level of care. would definitely recommend.Kirsty F
An absolutely outstanding nursery. My daughter has been going since she turned two, and she has learnt so much from communication, numbers to making friends and lovely manners! The staff are very kind to the children and teach them to be kind to others. It’s not like any other nursery, they go out on trips…Collette
Both my children have attended kirkgate childcare and I couldn't be happier with our experience. They did a wonderful job preparing my daughter to go off to school, encouraging her to speak out when she's not happy. I was very anxious with my son starting due to him having a life threatening condition, however the…Lucy
We cannot recommend Kirkgate Childcare enough, from the staff’s efforts to help settle our daughter when she first started, to the diversity of all the activities and outings offered, and the lovely and kind staff who cannot do enough to ensure the children are happy and learning. Dawn and her team are amazing!Charlotte