I’m contemplating school for Elisabeth next year and would like to send her to the private school her sister attends, however they do not have a school nurse. Elisabeth will be 4 then and wears a pump. She really wants to attend this school and we’re trying to figure out a way to swing it. My husband has suggested I go daily to the school for before lunch blood checks, which might be possible, but I am nervous about this since we are about 7 minutes away by car. The staff seems like they want to work with me, but they would be unable to do blood checks or give insulin through the pump unless we find a volunteer nurse that would volunteer her time.
Does anyone have experience or advice they could share on young children at private school (or public without a nurse) and how they managed this? The public schools in our neighborhood are pretty rough, so this isn’t really an option for us.
Thanks in advance!