My template was supplied by my client.
This may not be relevant, but I noticed that within the head section of the page, they created 2 editable areas called link and style.
There wasn't an editable area called head in the template.
I changed this, and now at least, the paths to the tooltips css and js files are written to the page, (in the head section), so the page is updated without needing to detach it from the template.
The message is still at the top of the page, not near the field, but it is likely down to the template file.
I did the same on on of my own sites, and it works flawlessly. absolutely great