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To all parents and carers, we hope you are all well and keeping safe during these unusual times. We would just like to let you know that the school nursing service is still running and can provide advice on any matters relating to physical or mental health. There won’t be a school nurse based at the school every day but there will always be one of us that is contactable by telephone.


Monday- Thursday: Nursing assistant  Maureen Bartlett will be at Merstone School  0121 717 1056

Monday-Thursday: Nurse Hayley Young will be based in the community office: 0121 717 8920

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and alternate Tuesdays: Nurse Laura Turton will be at Reynalds Cross School: 0121 706 9108


We have also put together a list of online resources that you might find useful.  Lots of sensory play ideas Lots of resources relating to the curriculum and it has a Coronavirus home learning support page Support network charity for parents, offers advice on various issues such as behaviour management and also has a section on children with special educational needs, including activity ideas. Lots of advice and links to other organisations that can help support health and wellbeing during the Covid 19 crisis. Recipe ideas for cooking with children Lots of resources to help support mental health and well being

Online exercise classes:

Tumble Tots at home – You Tube

PE with Joe Wickes – You Tube

Andy’s Wild Workouts  - Cbeebies, BBC I Player


Facebook groups and resources:

Kids’ Cook Club online cooking class

Mindful schools mindfulness class for kids

Support group for parents of special needs children

Parents of autistic and special needs children

Kids art, craft and activity ideas – Messy Little Monster

Special Needs and Sensory Play Ideas