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School Nurse Information and resources

The School Nursing Service works together with children and young people their parents/carers and school staff, to provide a comprehensive efficient and accessible service which:

  • Helps children keep healthy during their school days and for the rest of their lives
  • Prevents ill health in children and the local community
  • Supports children with medical needs and those needing medication
  • Ensures that educational potential is not hampered by unmet health needs
  • Monitors and supports families in relation to Hertfordshire Safeguarding Policies

When your child commences school at the age of five, care is transferred from the Health Visiting Service to the School Nursing Service. The service has four distinct areas that it offers to children attending a Hertfordshire mainstream school. Please be aware that this service is not commissioned for children attending private schools.

School aged immunisations are offered to all Hertfordshire children including those who are home educated.


Emotional wellbeing and mental health workshops

The Children’s Wellbeing Practitioners offer the following workshops to parents and/or young people focused on emotional wellbeing and mental health. 

The workshops are:


Online referrals:

Parents, teachers, GPs and other healthcare staff can now refer a child to the school nursing service via an online form. You can make a referral now via the Family Centre Service.

Family centre professionals (