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Babies and Toddlers - Face Mask Information

Babies and Toddlers under the age of 3 years should not wear face coverings, as there is a serious risk of choking and suffocation.  Children under the age of 11 are not required to wear a face mask. Please click the following link and print of the 'Face Masks or not meant for Babies Poster, to display in public areas: Baby and Toddler Face Mask Poster

ICON Infant crying information leaflet

Please watch this video to understand how you can support parents and carers to cope with a crying baby: https://youtu.be/gyQPzIxyTSA 

COVID-19 and your wellbeing – #Coping guides for children, young people and families

Over the past few weeks, the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has caused major disruptions to family life.  In difficult times like these, looking after our mental health is just as important as taking care of our physical health. It’s normal for everyone to feel anxious at the moment, and children and young people of all ages are just as affected as adults by the worry and stress coronavirus can cause.

To support the wellbeing of children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic, three concise guides for parents and carers and for children and young people themselves have been created. The guides list some of the best reliable and free sources of information and advice to help children and young people and their families to cope with life under lockdown. Links to the guides can be found below:

#Coping – Family life during the lockdown

During May, Berkshire West CCG are inviting children and young people and their families to take part in their online #5ways5daysNHS challenge to promote the Five Ways to Wellbeing. For more information go to: #5days5ways Challenge 

#Coping – Five ways to wellbeing - Primary
#Coping – Five ways to wellbeing - Secondary
#Coping – Young people’s guide

Advice for parents during Coronavirus

Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured. Remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done. Here is some advice to help: Traffic Light Tool for Parents

NHS Guide for Parents and Carers - COVID-19

When your child is ill or injured it is very difficult to decide if/when to call your child’s GP, NHS 111 or go the Accident and Emergency Department (A&E). During the current situation and while the government is asking everyone to stay at home, it can be confusing to know what to do.

Here is some guidance: Advice for Parents and Carers

Links to National Information:

Gov.UK - www.gov.uk/corona

NHS - www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

111 - www.111@nhs.uk/covid-19

DfE School Closure Guidance Document

The DfE have updated their guidance on what schools will need to do during the coronavirus outbreak to include additional safeguarding information. The document now has an updated section on safeguarding, which discusses issues around Designated Safeguarding Leads, adherence to Keeping Children Safe in Education, and supporting parents to keep their children safe online. The document has also been updated with information about workforce and critical workers.

The guidance can be seen in full here.

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Resources for Educating your Children at Home:

BBC Teach - Primary and Secondary Resources
Primary and Secondary Resources

Twinkl - Home Learning and School Closure Packs
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Planbee - Primary Home Learning Packs
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We Be Anywhere - Secondary Learning Materials
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