School Nurse & Dental Health
Healthy Child Programme Nursing team
We work very closely in school with our Healthy Child Programme Nursing team. If you require any support or advice around your child’s health needs then please make an appointment with the office to attend one of our ‘drop in’ sessions; dates can be found on our weekly diary dates.
Support is available for any concerns with the following: -
• Diet and Nutrition
• Emotional health and well-being support
You can also access the ‘Health for Under 5’s’ website www.healthforunder5’s.co.uk and the ‘Health for Kids’ website www.healthforkids.co.uk where your children can learn about their physical and emotional health in a fun interactive way. There is also a TEXT only messaging service available for parents and carers who have concerns about their child’s health. This is called ChatHealth. You can text into this service at any time but the messages are only manned Monday – Friday 9-5pm excluding bank holidays.
Please TEXT your Public Health Nurse through ChatHealth on the following number:
Teeth are very important and we need to take really good care of them because they need to last us our whole lifetime. On the Health for Kids website (www.healthforkids.co.uk) pupils can enjoy playing the Shine Time game, where they must try to clear teeth of sugary ‘invaders’ and defend the mouth against the build up of plaque before it attacks and damages teeth. Reception pupils might like to try the ‘Who do these teeth belong to?’ quiz on the Health for Under 5s website (www.healthforunder5s.co.uk). There are lots of fun ideas below to support parents with dental care.