We support the health and well being of school-aged children and young people who attend state maintained schools, free schools and academy schools in Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire, and their families.
We also support children who are home educated and living in Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire.
When dealing with our school nursing team you might meet or contact:
When your child starts school in Reception year, you will receive a letter explaining the hearing and vision screening and National Childhood Measurement Programme (NCMP) processes. A health questionnaire will also be sent at a later date to be completed and returned to your child's school.
After the screenings and checks are completed, you’ll receive a copy of the results. If your child's measurements fall outside the healthy range you will be sent a letter at a later date with further advice and information.
All Year 6 children are also offered the opportunity to be checked as part of the childhood measurement programme, and the School Nursing team will contact you by letter if your child’s weight falls outside the healthy range.
We do not provide the school aged immunisation programme but have close links with the Berkshire Healthcare immunisation service, which offers immunisations to all children attending a school (state and independent) in Berkshire. You can find out more about the immunisation programme on the NHS website or on our immunisation pages.
Your child’s personal information remains conﬁdential. We will only share information with other health or social care professionals if it is necessary and not usually without permission. However, it may be necessary for us to do this in exceptional cases.
We are committed to providing the highest standards of care and welcome your views on our service. If you would like to comment please contact your local school nursing team.
No referral is necessary for routine height and weight measurement or hearing and vision checks; however, a referral will be required for other services such as to attend a bed wetting clinic. We are pleased to accept referrals from young people, parents, schools and other agencies. To make a referral or for further advice please contact your school nursing team using the contact details under "contact details for your local area".
Each local School Nursing service has a contact telephone number and email address. Business hours are Monday to Friday 9am-5pm with reduced cover during school holidays.
0300 365 6000 and select option 3
0118 949 5055
0118 955 6888
We do not provide School Nursing services in Slough, Windsor or Maidenhead. Local contact details for services provided in these areas are:
01753 373464 / 0800 7723578
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