Pupils at Crosfields benefit from two full-time, qualified nurses who provide everything from medical advice and plasters, right through to helping those children requiring more serious medical attention.
The School’s nursing team is headed up by our Senior Nurse, Sue Nicholas, and she is ably assisted by, and oversees the work of Nurse Bethany Hazel who looks after the Junior School. Both nurses are available between 8.30am and 4.30pm on school days to provide medical care and first aid to pupils. They are always happy to discuss any concerns regarding your child’s health either by phone or email; they can be emailed at and respectively. On the rare days where Nurse Sue or Nurse Beth are not in school, the class teams are able to provide first aid cover and can administer prescribed medications providing the appropriate forms have been filled in. These are available on the website or at the school office.
Nurse Sue is our Senior Nurse whose remit it is to look after pupils from Year 7 and upwards within our growing Senior School. She joined Crosfields in 2019, but grew up in Cheshire and trained as a Registered Nurse at the Royal London Hospital in 1986. Deciding early on in her career to specialise in operating theatres, Sue undertook additional trauma training and has spent much of her career in major NHS trauma hospitals such as John Radcliffe in Oxford and the Royal London Hospital.
More recently, Sue enjoyed a brief spell working as a Practice Nurse in a busy GP surgery, but perhaps the most rewarding was her work as a school nurse at The Oratory School and Bradfield College. Sue's ten years in school nursing has expanded her knowledge base even further, and in some cases, given her the opportunity to put her trauma skills to the test!
Outside of her busy and fulfilling nursing career, Sue has three daughters aged between 13 and 25. A qualified beauty therapist, Sue has always enjoyed an active lifestyle and participated in county swimming as she grew up. It was at this time that Sue also volunteered for a school that educated children with disabilities, where she took the pupils on holiday and taught them how to swim. Nowadays, she loves nothing more than walking her cocker spaniel dog, and cooking and travelling with her daughters.
Nurse Beth joined Crosfields in 2021, having trained at Surrey University and brings with her a broad range of nursing experience. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Adult Nursing, and once she had completed her formal qualification, Beth spent a year nursing in Sydney, Australia and then ten months in Myanmar in South East Asia where she volunteered in HIV and AIDS clinics, and spent her spare time getting to know some of the young children in orphanages local to where she was staying.
Beth has also worked in the NHS for five years, and specialised in ENT and Maxillofacial departments. To her credit Beth also worked on the front line in the acute Covid-19 unit at the Royal Surrey Hospital last year during the height of the pandemic.
Outside of school, Beth lives with her partner, who is a teacher in a school, and they have two rescue cats, one which came from Myanmar and another from Dubai.