The number of tamariki in Northland who have received their B4 School Checks currently exceeds the national target.
“After being behind by 687 checks during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now ahead by 81 checks which is a vast improvement and well worth recognising and celebrating,” offered Te Whatu Ora community clinical services manager Delwynne Sheppard.
“The free B4 School Check for 4-year-olds is important because it helps ensure tamariki have the best start at school.”
Te Whatu Ora acknowledges all whānau of tamariki who have had their B4 School Check and the hard mahi and dedication of the Te Tai Tokerau B4 School Check Providers who work tirelessly on the frontline to make this happen:
“The providers often come up with out-of-the-box solutions to reach whānau, including working with Early Childhood centres, holding after-hours clinics and attending community events which we think shows their dedication to their community.”
The B4 school check is a free health and development check for all tamariki aged 4-years. It aims to identify and address any health, behavioural, social, or developmental concerns that could affect a child’s ability to get the most benefit from school, such as a hearing problem or communication difficulty.
It is the last core check of the Well Child Tamariki Ora Schedule of services. To book a B4 school check for your tamariki, please get in touch with a Provider above, or you can phone 0800 24 24 325.
For more information, go to this website.