School Nursing

The school nurse is always available for help with any health related issues.  They can be contacted on 01449 776050 at any time.

ChatHealth, the school nurse messaging service, is confidential and available Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm.  You can message for advice on all kinds of health issues, like toileting, emotional health and wellbeing, bullying, healthy eating and any general health concerns. The text number for this service is 07507333356

To find out more about the School Nurse service and for local contact details please see the website; Alternatively ask in school for more details.

Sickness and Diarrhoea
If your child has had sickness or diarrhoea, please ensure your child remains away from school for 48 hours from last incident.

Head Lice
Head lice are a common problem, particularly in school children aged 4-11 years. It's difficult to know exactly how common head lice are because the problem is often treated at home, with people only visiting their GP if treatment is unsuccessful. However, it's thought that up to one in three children in the UK may get head lice at some point during the year. Advice on the treatment of Head Lice can be found here or try this link

If head lice have been detected in your child's class, we will send home a text to let you know.
Children in school: Once headlice has been treated, children may return to school the same day.

Treatment of Headlice (from one parent to another)......


On finding Headlice, use a Headlice treatment for the recommended amount of time.

(Application may vary so its important to read instructions of each treatment).


While the treatment is on, I wrap a bag around the hair to contain the treatment.  Some lotions and creams can be very greasy and this keeps the treatment on the hair so it will work efficiently.


After this process is complete, wash the hair thoroughly and go through with a Headlice comb. Once each section of hair is combed, wash the Headlice comb with hot water to remove any eggs or lice that have been caught in the comb and continue with the rest of the hair.


Try to remove all eggs from the hair. Any remaining eggs may hatch and require more treatments.


This process can be very time consuming but if completed correctly the Headlice and eggs should all be removed and there will be no need for further treatments.


It is advisable to treat the whole family as Headlice can spread many ways onto:




personal items like combs, hats, and hair accessories.


After each hair wash, as a precaution, go through with a Headlice comb and use the Vosene Defence spray listed below.


Vosene Kids Advanced Conditioning Defence Spray 150ml


If Head lice are found it’s advisable to let the school know as this enables other parents to check their child’s hair and treat if needed.

Thread Worm
Threadworms, also known as pinworms, are tiny parasitic worms that hatch eggs in and infect the large intestine of humans. Threadworms are the most common type of worm infection in the UK, and they are particularly common in young children under the age of 10. Threadworms are white and look like small pieces of thread. You may notice them around your child's bottom or in your or your child's stools. They don't always cause symptoms, but people often notice itchiness around their bottom or vagina. This can be worse at night and can sometimes disturb sleep. Advice on treatment the of Thread Worm can be found here.

If thread worms have been advised to be an issue in your child's class, we will send home a text to let you know.
Children in school: Once threadworm has been treated, children may return to school the same day.

Scarlett Fever
Symptoms of scarlet fever generally take two to five days to appear after infection. The illness often starts with a sore throat, headache and a high temperature (fever), with a rash developing 12 to 48 hours later.  Further details of Scarlett Fever can be found here. See your GP as soon as possible if you suspect you or your child has scarlet fever

If Scarlett Fever has been reported at school, a text will be sent home to let you know.
Children in school: Once scarlett fever has been diagnosed, children may return to 24 hours after starting antibiotics.

Whooping Cough
Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lungs and airways.
It causes repeated coughing bouts that can last for two to three months or more, and can make babies and young children in particular very ill. 

Whooping cough is spread in the droplets of the coughs or sneezes of someone with the infection.
Children in school: Once whooping cough has been diagnosed, children may return to school 5 days after starting antibiotics.