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Unfortunately, there are times when we all get ill.  But when does that mean that your child should not be in school? This page will give you information about when and why and where to go to for further health advise.



Further advice on how long children should remain absent when they have an infectious illness can be found here...




Nottinghamshire Healthcare’s Healthy Family Teams are launching a new text messaging service for parents and carers to access confidential health advice, with effect from Tuesday 29 January.


The Parentline text messaging service is an easy way for parents and carers to confidentially ask for help about a range of issues, such as feeding and nutrition, emotional health and wellbeing, child development, behaviour difficulties and family health. They can also find out how to access other local services for example, School Health Team, breastfeeding support or health visitor led sessions.


Parents and carers of children aged 0 -19 in Nottinghamshire can contact the text messaging service for advice on Parentline 07520 619919.


The service does not replace face-to-face contact with Healthy Family Teams but aims to offer an alternative, accessible method of contact and a flexible way to provide support.


Parentline is available from Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm excluding bank holidays. Messages sent to the dedicated number are delivered to a secure website, and responded to by the Healthy Family Team. Texts are usually replied to within one working day. Automatic replies will be sent to any messages received out of hours explaining where to get help if their question is urgent, and when they can expect a response.



Pharmacy First is a way to by-pass the doctors for minor ailments in children, where medicines can be given direct through the pharmacy for FREE.


Go to a Pharmacy First chemist and register your child; a basic list of pharmacies taking part in the scheme can be found below.


More pharmacies are choosing to be part of the scheme all of the time so if the pharmacy you regularly use doesn't appear, it is worth checking with them. 


Each time you need anything for your child such as calpol, headlice treatment, cough and cold medicines etc, you go along to the pharmacy, show your registration card and get the medication for FREE!   


For more information, speak to your Pharmacist or contact the School Office.