Norwood Green

Love, Laugh & Learn Together

Keeping Healthy

A Healthy Start

At Norwood Green Infant and Nursery School we believe that it is important for children to have a healthy and balanced lifestyle. This enables them to do their best, learn and achieve. By supporting healthy lifestyles and emotional health and well-being, we are aiming to continue to raise standards and improve levels of pupil achievement. 

To help us raise standards we ask that parents assist in ensuring children have a good bedtime routine and healthy eating habits. The NHS website has a guide on how many hours a child should be sleeping from babies up to 16 years.

It is also important that children with packed lunches have nutritious and healthy food; fizzy drinks, sweets and chocolate is not an acceptable choice. Due to the high number of children with nut allergies, we are a nut free school. For further information  click here.

Children are encouraged not only at school, but also at home to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. For ideas and activities to promote Active Families click here

Medical Needs

If your child has an allergy or medical needs it is important that the school is notified so adjustments or a healthcare plan can be put into place. We have a full-time Welfare Assistant who oversees children's welfare, medical and dietary needs and provides first aid treatment, when required. 

The school is not allowed to give medication to children except in special circumstances. In these cases a parent will need to provide a written request, if it is approved a healthcare plan will be created. For further information, please read our Administration of Medicine Policy.

Illnesses

If your child is unwell and not fit to attend school, you must inform the school office. Please see our Attendance and punctuality page for further information. Any vomiting or diarrhea should be given a clear 48 hour period to avoid the spread of viruses.

For advice on illnesses during the winter season, click here to read a letter from the Hounslow Borough. 

Useful Websites

The Hounslow Family Services directory is a useful source of information about services and support available for families with children aged 0-19. Please click the link below to visit their website to find out more.

Hounslow Family Support Directory

Hounslow Local Offer 

Below are websites which you may find useful including yoga websites, tips for healthy lunchboxes and advice on supporting children with anxiety.

Eat Well Guide

Supporting your child with anxiety 

https://thedailymile.co.uk/

https://www.gonoodle.com/

https://www.cosmickids.com/

https://www.nhs.uk/change4life/recipes/healthier-lunchboxes

https://www.place2be.org.uk/