Schools & Teachers | Pre-School

Welcome to our Pre-School Resources Page

If you are teaching or supporting a child with Type 1 Diabetes then we hope we can help you to gain a better understanding of what it all means for the child and how you can best support them to reach their full potential in pre-school.

We’ve created a series of films and resources to model best practice for supporting children living with Type 1 Diabetes and attending pre-school, and we hope these will support you and the child(ren) in your care.

These resources have been funded by the National Lottery’s Community Fund

Type 1 Diabetes Animated Explainer

An animated explainer video introducing Type 1 Diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes & Under 5's - Early Years Education

This film could be watched by staff and carers to get a better awareness of Type 1 Diabetes and how it can affect children in their early years education

Type 1 Diabetes : Healthcare Professional Recommendations

Healthcare Professionals discuss Type 1 Diabetes and how it can affect life at pre-school

The Signs and Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes

This short film explains the signs and symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes

Here are some films about managing exercise and active under 5’s to support you, your colleagues and the child(ren) in your care with Type 1 Diabetes in pre-school.

Managing Active Under 5's and Type 1 Diabetes

Francesca Annan discusses ways of managing active under 5's and Type 1 Diabetes

Top Tips for Exercise Management in Under 5's

Francesca Annan guides you through her top tips for managing sports and exercise in under 5's

Here are some useful guides and downloads for you to find out more about what need to be done to manage Type 1 Diabetes in the pre-school environment.

Here are the government guidelines to help you plan the care you provide in pre-school to ensure the children in your care achieve their full potential.


Contact your Healthcare Team when you need help.

They are there to support you whenever you need it