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Guidance From Children's Services DCC for talking to children about Ukraine

SAFER INTERNET DAY  as part of our online Safety Week is on 8th February 2022

The theme this year is:  All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online.


'Gaming and chat; streaming and video.  Young people are shaping the interactive entertainment spaces they are a part of.


Safer Internet Day 2022 celebrates young people’s role in creating a safer internet, whether that is whilst gaming and creating content, or interacting with their friends and peers.'


Information taken from 'Safer Internet Day 2022 - UK Safer Internet Centre'



Monday 7th February to Sunday 13th February is Children's Mental Health Week.


'The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week isGrowing Together.


Growing Together is about growing emotionally and finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt and trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone into a new realm of possibility and potential. However, emotional growth is often a gradual process that happens over time, and sometimes we might feel a bit ‘stuck’. As parents and carers, you play an important role in your child’s mental health.'

Information taken directly from the Place2Be website.


Further resources for parents can be found here:  


Pop-up Vaccination clinic this week in Chesterfield town Centre.

Anti-Bullying Week 15th - 19th November 2021 Parent Pack

Important information regarding vision checks for pupils in Reception Classes:

Vision Screens are no longer taking place in Reception and have not taken place for pupils now in Year1.  The advice now is to take your child for regular eye checks (available free on the NHS) at a local optician just as you would attend regular dental check ups for your oral health.  Please see the letter from Dean Wallace, Director of Public Health at Derbyshire County Council which explains the changes.

Head lice and nits are very common in young children and their families.

They do not have anything to do with dirty hair and are picked up by head-to-head contact.




NHS dental treatment costs

 You generally have to pay for NHS dental care and treatment.

 How much you pay depends on what you’re  having done.

 NHS dental care is free for:

  • children up to the age of 18 (up to 19 if in full-time education)
  • pregnant women
  • women who have had a baby in the previous 12 months
  • people on some benefits

 Threadworms (pinworms) are tiny worms in your poo. They're common in children and spread easily.     You can treat them without seeing a GP.   NHS UK