Hatherley Infant School & Nursery

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 Health and Wellbeing
Our Health and Wellbeing section provides information on how to care for yourself for both children and parents.
Learning in Health and Wellbeing ensures that children and young people develop the knowledge, understanding and skills which they need now and in the future.
At Hatherley Infant School we believe that embedding Health and Wellbeing across learning, whether this takes place within the school or other learning environments, at home or in the wider community is crucial to healthy development and lifestyles.

The aspects of Health and Wellbeing which are the responsibility of all are: 

  • Mental health and emotional wellbeing
  • Social wellbeing
  • Physical wellbeing
  • Planning for choices and changes
  • Features of relationships
  • Physical activity and sport.

 Alongside acquiring the essential skills of English and Mathematics, the development of skills and knowledge in Health and Wellbeing sits at the very centre of all learners’ experiences. The development of knowledge and skills embedded within Health and Wellbeing are central to healthy development, rewarding and fulfilling lifestyles across the life stages, and the employability prospects of learners. They have the potential to impact positively on the development of self-belief, self-efficacy and on the attitudes and dispositions that will help towards their futures.


Sleep is very important to a child's wellbeing. There's no set amount of sleep that all children of a particular age need, but the NHS have a guide to the approximate hours of sleep they should aim for.


Night time sleep

4 years

11 hours, 30 minutes

5 years

11 hours

6 years

10 hours, 45 minutes

7 years

10 hours, 30 minutes

Evidence shows that night time sleep is just as important as healthy eating and exercise for children to develop.


Please help your child to do their best at school by ensuring they get enough sleep.


#KidsJabs – promoting the importance of childhood vaccination  

Is your child protected?  New campaign reminds parents of the importance of childhood vaccinations

During World Immunisation Awareness Week, the NHS is reminding parents and carers of the importance of vaccinating their child against a host of serious diseases. 

The vaccination jabs which children receive in their early years – between birth and when they first go to school – are very important in helping them build protection against infections such as meningitis, diphtheria, polio, measles and mumps. 

These diseases are in circulation and an infection can cause serious complications, particularly for a child.  But it is not only the child who is protected, vaccination programmes protect the whole population by making it harder for a disease to spread to others. 

It is particularly important that children are fully up-to-date with all their jabs before they start school for the first time, which is when they come into contact with more potential sources of infection.

The vast majority of parents do ensure their child has been fully protected, but there are many children who are missing doses and are therefore at risk.  

More information is available on the NHS Choices website, and if in any doubt that your child is missing important vaccinations you should speak to your GP. 

Play your part and help spread the message to family and friends and help to ensure children are fully protected.