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Earlier this year our Lead Nurse (Jo Christen) visited Ancaster pre-school. Here is her write-up from a fun-filled event:
‘We were asked as a Practice if it was possible to visit the pre-school and have a chat with the children about health and coming to the Doctors.
I visited on the 4th of March 2019 for a couple of hours. Not knowing exactly what the children would be open to, I took some bandages, plasters, and slings.
There were 7 children ages 2-4 years old. It was very informal and we all sat on the floor whilst the children had their snacks. We talked about healthy foods, what their favourites were and what they didn’t like! I was impressed that the snacks were moderated by the Pre-school and were not sweets or chocolate though these were some of the favourites discussed!
We chatted about exercise and how important it was to hop and jump and run around, and the older ones played football and some had scooters or bikes. The children were keen to show me how they could bounce about! We had a gentle reminder about health and safety whilst playing so they don’t get hurt or lost.
We chatted about why the children went to the doctors, and they were telling me when they were poorly and some gruesome details! One little boy said he had been okay until he went to the doctors then he had needles which hurt and made him cry. We talked about the ‘special medicine’ that keeps him healthy and how wonderful he was now.
We then got out the bandages, slings, and plasters and all chaos occurred. Before long we looked like a battleground of mass casualties. All children joined in and also wrapped up me and the staff!
It was a lovely couple of hours and we all enjoyed it and I hope it reduced some of the worries they have about coming to the doctors and the importance of keeping healthy.’