Crabtree Infants School

Supporting your child

At Crabtree Infants, we have a very special room called 'The Hive'. This is where any child, or adult, can go for some quiet time or just to talk. It is a space dedicated to supporting mental health and wellbeing. Mrs Kendall, our Mental Health Lead is always on hand to listen and support anyone who needs her. 

Sometimes, a child just needs to talk about something which is on their mind. It might be a situation at home or a friendship issue at school. Whatever the problem, it is always good to talk and this special room is the perfect place to go. The Hive has a lovely ‘bee’ tent, lots of books, jigsaws, colouring, Lego and games. Some children come to The Hive to take part in specific interventions and activities others just come for a chat or an emotional check-in.


Mrs Kendall, along with several other members of the school staff team have recently become Stormbreak advocates. The Stormbreak programme aims to improve children’s mental health through movement equipping them with sustainable, transferable skills and coping strategies to thrive during the complex demands of growth into adult life. Stormbreak activities are now a regular feature of school life at Crabtree and give our children another means of building, resilience, hope and optimism, positive relationships, self-worth and self-care.


As a school, we have regular meetings and training to discuss all the ways in which we can support children and their families. Miss Simmons, Head, has carried out her own research into the positive impact of our mental health support which is published in 'Great Expectations Volume 2', a book to support schools across Hertfordshire. 

We are very proud of our mental health and wellbeing provision and are always striving to learn more.