Health Visiting


Skills that will enable your child to have a positive experience of starting school;

  • Being able to sit and listen
  • Being able to follow simple, age appropriate instructions and take turns.
  • Being able to talk to an adult
  • Being able to able to ask for help
  • Able to express their needs
  • Able to link words to speak in sentences
  • Children should ideally be toilet trained and able to take themselves to the toilet independently
  • Have breathing difficulties , such as breathing fast or grunting
  • Be much less active
  • Able to put on their own coats and shoes
  • Good quality sleep and regular bedtime routines help children to enjoy the school day and achieve their learning potential
  • Be registered with a dentist and practice good oral health.
  • It is recommended that all children should be registered with an optician and seen as advisedIt is recommended that all children should be registered with an optician and seen as advised.
  • Be able to form friendship groups with other children.
  • Have received their pre-school booster vaccinations. prior to starting school.
  • Eat a varied and balanced diet and should be able to engage in energetic pay for at least 60 minutes a day. Click here for more information.


Each school will have a named school nurse team.

Each school nurse team is made up of staff with different mixes of skill, and different members of the team will deliver elements of the school nurse service, according to their skills and competencies.

To find out more about the school nursing service simply click here.

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Please explore the following sections for more information:
Your guide to breastfeeding
Your guide to maternal mental health