Headlice

Bug Alert!

 

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Please stay alert for the tiny terrors that like to lurk in young children’s hair.

Comb hair through with a fine tooth nit comb on a regular basis. Only use the chemical treatments if you can see live lice, otherwise use a nit comb and lots of conditioner to remove any eggs. Tea tree shampoo and conditioner is said to help rid the hair of lice and prevent re infection.

If your child does have little ‘pets’, there is nothing to be embarrassed about! Please let school know as soon as possible so we can work together to get rid of them.

 

TOGETHER

WE CAN MAKE

ITCHY SCRATCHY HEADS

A THING OF THE

PAST!

 

Head lice are a problem for every school at some point, as there are SOOOOOOO many heads together, and we understand that some of you are very concerned about your child having ‘pets’, you treating them and them becoming reinfested.

 

WE WILL ONLY GET ON TOP OF THIS PROBLEM IF WE ALL WORK TOGETHER, NO EXCEPTIONS!

 

It is recommended that parents should be responsible for checking their child’s head at least weekly, to keep on top of the problem. The guidance says that having someone in school acting as a ‘nit nurse’ is not effective, as you need 15 minutes plus to have a good old mooch to be sure there is nothing lurking…that said – we need to take action to bring about positive change!

 

So by popular demand by parents School will be donning rubber gloves again and checking every child in school. this will happen on a termly basis. For this we need your permission and of course you would be more than welcome to be present whilst your child is checked.

For this to be effective EVERY CHILD needs to be checked.

If you choose to withdraw your child from any of the proposed nit checks to be held this academic year, you will need to meet with Mrs Plested to explain your reasons WHY.

If you require any further support please contact Mrs Plested who will be more than happy to help!