We support children 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 your child starts school in Reception year, a School Nursing information pack will be sent to your home. This includes a letter explaining the hearing and vision screening and NCMP processes, a health questionnaire, and a leaflet about the services we offer.
After the screenings and checks are done, you’ll receive a copy of the results. If your child needs more advice or support, we’ll write to you.
All Year 6 children are offered the opportunity to be checked as part of the NCMP programme, and the School Nursing team will contact you by letter if your child’s weight falls outside the healthy range.
Where needed, we can refer children to other services such as GPs, speech and language, audiology, children’s services, Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), talking therapies, paediatricians, social services and voluntary services.
We have close links with the School Immunisation Service, which immunises children across all schools in the area, and also with paediatric nurses who work in special schools.
Your child won’t need to be referred for things like height and weight measurement or hearing and vision checks, but they will need a referral for services that are not routine such as for the bed wetting clinics. These clinics are held across the Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire localities. To find out how to refer your child to a clinic please contact your local school nursing team.
Each local School Nursing service has a contact telephone number and email address.
0300 365 6000 and select option 3
0118 949 5055
0118 938 2145
BHFT do not provide School Nursing services in Slough or RBWM. Local contact details for services provided in these areas are:
01753 373464 / 0800 7723578
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