"The school nurse had seen what Aunt Petunia's eyes - so sharp when it came to spotting fingerprints on her gleaming walls, and in observing the comings and goings of the neighbours - simply refused to see: that, far from needing extra nourishment, Dudley had reached roughly the size and weight of a young killer whale."
—On the subject of a letter sent from the nurse to the Dursley family.[src]

This female (c. 1994) was a woman employed by the Smeltings Academy of Great Britain sometime in or, possibly, before 1994.[2]


Sometime in or before 1976[1] this woman was sired to a Muggle family somewhere in the world.
She eventually was hired by the Smeltings Academy of Great Britain as a nurse there, and during her time in the career sent a letter, in 1994 to be precise, to the Dursley family to inform them that the school no longer carried knickerbockers large enough to fit their son anymore. She also included a diet sheet comprised mostly of fruits and vegetables.[2]

Personality and traits

Little is known of this woman's personality; however, it seemed that she was a fairly caring person as she not only was hired by a school, but was troubled enough by the weight of Dudley Dursley that she sent a letter and a diet sheet to the Dursley home to try and get the family to help Dudley lose weight.[2]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 The legal age of becoming an adult in the wizarding world is seventeen, and as Dudley is known to not become of age until a year after Harry, it is assumed eighteen is the legal age in the Muggle world. Therefore, the earliest she could be working is eighteen years old, and 1994 (the year she sent the sheet) with eighteen subtracted is 1976.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 3 (The Invitation)
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