GEORGE NEWS - "Nurse Kitty" visited Stapsoldaatjies Crèche in Rosemoor and Paddavoetjies Crèche in Borcherds recently to donate stationery and clothing items sponsored by George Little Farm School and parents. Dr Lindè Marais, one of the project coordinators, says the Nurse Kitty crèche programme is an initiative of the Department of Health in George that aims to improve early childhood development in the communities by providing a variety of services at the crèches.
"On each outreach, the team aims to help children in need of therapeutic services and basic health care through multidisciplinary team interventions," she says.
The team consists of nurses, a dietician, occupational therapists, a social worker, an oral hygienist, an audiologist, a speech therapist and environmental health practitioners.
Their first crèche visit for 2019 was Nonzame Crèche in Thembalethu.
"We are starting a new arm of the project where we are going to spend extended times with a specific crèche to ensure follow-ups, and train the teachers to pick up early warning signs in children and then refer appropriately," says Marais.
Any person who would like to get involved in this project can e-mail Marais at Linde.Marais@westerncape.gov.za.
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