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Family Information e-Newsletter January 2023   

Group A Strep (GAS)

Parents know their children best and should trust their judgement when they are poorly. Speak to your GP or call 111 if your child is poorly and getting worse. Always call 999 or go to A&E if your child: is having difficulty breathing – such as grunting noises or their tummy sucking under their ribs, there are pauses when your child breathes, child’s skin, tongue or lips are blue, is floppy and will not wake up or stay awake. 

More info HERE

Signs and symptoms of scarlet fever
  • Parents and carers and early years/school staff should look out for early symptoms of scarlet fever in children which include sore throats, headaches, fever, nausea and vomiting.
  • After 12 to 48 hours the characteristic red, pinhead rash develops, typically first appearing on the chest and stomach and then rapidly spreading to other parts of the body giving the skin a sandpaper-like texture.
  • The scarlet rash may be harder to spot on darker skin, although the 'sandpaper' feel should be present.
  • Children will also typically have flushed cheeks and pallor around the mouth, which may be accompanied by a ‘strawberry tongue’. Parents should contact NHS 111 online, or call NHS 111 or their GP if they suspect their child has scarlet fever, because early treatment with antibiotics is important to reduce the risk of complications, such as pneumonia or a bloodstream infection.
Early childhood and family service (ECFS)
Norfolk’s Early Childhood and Family Service offers support for all parents and carers with children aged 0 to 5 years.

To get in touch . . .
🌐 Fill in the online form tinyurl.com/ecfshelp and tick yes for support
📧 Email ecfs-families@actionforchildren.org.uk
📞 Call 0344 800 8020 (option 5)

Finding childcare and financial support

If you are working and using an Ofsted registered childcare provider check if you’re eligible for Tax-Free Childcare

You can get up to £500 every 3 months for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare. It can also be used to help pay for after school clubs and play schemes. Use this calculator to find out how much you could get towards approved childcare.

50 things to do before you’re five in Norfolk!

Free and fun sessions building your child’s learning and development through getting active, making, communicating and exploring. Find out more HERE

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