Ticks and Lyme Disease

Dear Parents,

It has been bought to our attention that in the warmer summer months.West Sussex is a hotspot for ticks. With this in mind please find a leaflet with information on what ticks are, how to check for ticks, what to do to remove a tick and the symptoms to look out for incase of Lyme disease.

Ticks and Lyme Disease Leaflet

In order to reduce that chances of your child being bitten whilst at Natural Nurture, please follow the below recommendations;

1) Make sure you child wears suitable shoes (preferably with socks) to walk around the farm. So NO sandals, crocs or flip flops.

2) Ensure your child wears light coloured clothes, as it’s easier to see ticks

3) Have you child wear long pants and long sleeved shirt. (when it’s not too hot).

4) In cases like today where it is too hot for long trousers, then please apply insect repellent on areas of the skin that are exposed.

5) Once home from Natural Nurture, check your child over perhaps before having a bath, to look for any ticks. Young children are more commonly bitten on the head/scalp so they would need to be carefully checked around the neck, behind the ears and along the hairline.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Many thanks,