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Vision, Teeth and Sleep

This week I would like to highlight a few health issues around teeth, vision and sleep!

It is advised that children get there vision checked annually, a high street optician can do the checks once they have had their initial vision screening which is usually done in the reception class at school.

It is recommended that children are seen every 6 months by a dentist; if anyone is struggling to access an NHS dentist they can contact the NHS dental registration line on; 0333 0063 300 or 01392 822348 between the hours of 8am-6pm.

Finally, for this week I would like to highlight the importance of getting enough sleep. People can often be unsure of how much is enough. It varies from child to child. A good indication is how easily they get out of bed in the morning. We discuss the importance with this to the children as part of PSHE. This link from NHS choices gives advice on healthy sleep tips for children including how much sleep children should get each night.

The commissioned school nurses are also available for parents to contact directly for support on any health issues, they also run a sleep clinic for parents that are struggling. Contact them on; 0333 234 1903 Mon-Fri 9-5pm.