Specialist School Nursing

The specialist school nursing service provide ongoing support for children, young people and their families with additional and complex needs throughout their school lives from 3 to 19 years, both within special and mainstream schools.

The team offers competency based training for other health professionals, parents, carers and colleagues within education, enabling individuals to support children and young people within school and early years settings, whilst drawing up health plans in conjunction with others ensuring continuity of care.

This service plays a pivotal role in promoting social inclusion for children and families who through disability may find themselves disadvantaged.

Designated staff within the Specialist School Nursing Service supports the delivery of the Aiming High for Disabled Children (AHDC) Programme increasing the range of choice of short breaks and improving the experience for children, young people and their families. When required, they provide either 1:1 or group training to respite providers to enable them to accept a child/young person with a disability.

Where service is delivered

  • Kingsdown School
  • Lancaster School
  • Cedar Hall
  • Glenwood School
  • Lighthouse Child Development Centre
  • Mainstream Schools
  • Community venues as required

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday 09.00 – 17.00 (term time only).
Lead Specialist Nurse
Monday to Friday 09.00 till 17.00 (full time)

AHDC provision
Monday to Friday daytime, outside end of school hours and into the evening.
Saturday morning sessions up to 5 day time hours as appropriate.

How to contact service

Dee Quy
The Lighthouse Child Development Centre,
Snakes Lane, Southend on Sea, SS2 6XT

Tel: 01702 507102
Mobile: 07779 289240

How to access the Service

Referrals are accepted from:

  • Health professionals
  • Education Colleagues
  • Social Care, with parental consent