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School nurses are like your ‘health friends’.

Every school has school nurses that help to keep the children as safe and healthy as possible.

Your school nurse isn’t based in the school but can come and visit you! Your school nurse is not the same as a first aider in school who may help you if you hurt yourself or don’t feel well while you’re at school.

You may have met some of the school nurse team already! Did you have your height and weight measured when you were in Reception or Year 6? That was them! They can help in lots of other ways to help you stay healthy too!

Perhaps you are feeling a bit sad or worried about things going on around you? You could talk to your school nurse and they will not tell anyone about your worries unless it is to keep you safe.

They can support you to feel happier in yourself and provide you with tips for dealing with any worries you may have.

Your school nurse will usually work with your parents to help them support you too, and can help if you are nervous about speaking to your parents about something.

School nurses can help to see if you are growing well by measuring your height and weight. They can then provide you and your family with advice to make sure you are eating healthily too. They can also help you if you are having any toilet troubles too, such as problems with weeing or pooing.

School nurses are always thinking about new and different ideas to teach you about keeping healthy. Perhaps you could think of a fun activity that your class could do to learn about looking after your teeth or about digesting food? Don’t forget to tell your school nurse about it!

Your school can tell you how to contact your school nurse team.

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What can a school nurse help you with?
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You can go to your school nurse for help and advice on anything to do with your health or if you just need someone to talk to.
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Page last reviewed: 09-02-2022

Next review due: 09-02-2025