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Health & Wellbeing

We have a range of policies that protect the health and wellbeing of all our pupils. However, we also know how to provide good care, and take great pride in ensuring every child is happy and well looked after at our School or Nursery.

Creating a family-like environment

Our staff are trained to provide the highest levels of care and attention, just like you would at home. Most importantly, a high staff-to-child ratio, comprehensive policies and a warm and inviting atmosphere ensure the health and welfare of children in our care. As a result, we create the family feel we are known for.

Illness and medical care

  • Most staff have paediatric first aid training
  • Senior staff care for children who fall ill or are injured
  • Where accidents happen, staff are trained to manage the situation in a calm and controlled manner
  • Children can be given prescribed medicines based on procedures set out in our Medication Policy
  • Pain relief or medicine can be given for everyday illnesses, such as a high temperature, in line with our Medication Policy
  • In the case of a serious accident or sudden medical emergency, an ambulance is called and parents/guardians are informed immediately

Healthy meals and snacks

Eating a variety of nutritious foods is critical to maintaining children’s energy levels throughout the day and supporting effective learning. But we also know it can be hard to persuade children to eat their fruit and vegetables!

With this in mind, every day our chef prepares a variety of fresh meals and snacks on-site, including:

  • Breakfast for Nursery and Pre-School children arriving before 8.15am
  • A hot lunch, snacks and a light tea for children of all ages

Meals and snacks are included in the standard monthly fee and best of all pupils consistently tell us they love the food at Our Lady’s:

Isabella, Aged 9, Prep IV

"The school dinners are delicious, with sweet and sour chicken sometimes which is my favourite!”