B4School checks are the last of the Well Child Tamariki Ora checks. It is free and offered to everyone aged 4 in our rohe. The check is done as close to a child's 4th birthday as possible. If any issues are identified at the check then there is almost a year to make sure the child is ready to learn at school when they start at aged 5 years.
The child will be checked for;
- Vision and hearing
- Social skills
- Pre-existing conditions
B4School checks are offered to all 4-year-olds across the country. In Tairāwhiti the checks are done by
• Practice nurses for children registered at Waikohu Medical
• Rural Health Nurses for children living up the East Coast
• Public Health Nurses for children living in Gisborne
B4School checks is a nurse-led service.
How to get in touch:
Telephone: 0800 935524
Vision and Hearing checks are usually done in Early Childhood Centres. Nurses or B4School administrator will then contact the whanau to make an appointment for the nurse part of the check to be done. Whānau can contact the B4School service themselves on 0800935524.