Nursing Team

The Nursing team at Willow Dene provides a School Nursing Service to all children of statutory school age and their families. Children and young people can be seen in a variety of settings, including at home.

The nursing team supports children and young people with ongoing or specific health needs in the school environment. The service includes promotion of self-care, supporting parents and carers, referral to other specialists and co-ordination of a range of services.  The School Nursing Team work closely with other Health Professionals such as Pediatricians, Speech Therapists, District Nurses, Mental Health Workers and General Practitioners. 

Our Nursing team is comprised of Qualified School Nurses, a Paediatric Nurse and Nursery Nurses.  The team works in collaboration with the school and is very much a part of school life.

The School Nursing team is responsible for:

  • Height and weight measurements of Reception Year and Year 6 pupils for the National Childhood Measurement Programme
  • Providing health, development and behavioural advice and support to children and their families
  • Ordering of continence products and advice about continence
  • Providing clinical training to the school staff in areas of clinical competence
  • Medication transcribing which allows the school permission to administer medication to children
  • Supporting children and young people who have medical needs by providing support and advice to the school and signposting to specialist services
  • Taking bloods for children within their familiar school environment
  • Attending to children in emergency or crisis situations
  • Sourcing medical supplies

You can contact the Nursing team in school at any time by either writing in your child’s home school contact book or calling 0208 854 9841 and choosing the option to speak to the Nursing team.