Our health visitors work to improve the health and wellbeing of children and families.
They will provide you with support from the antenatal period until your child reaches the end of reception class.
They are all trained nurses who work closely with GPs, children’s centres, midwives, school nurses and the wider local community.
Health visitors can provide advice about:
- your child’s development
- common childhood illnesses
- adjusting to parenthood
- bottle feeding
- starting solids
- sleep behaviour
- keeping your child safe
- getting ready for school
- positive parenting
- maternal mental health
We also hold sessions about some of these issues at our children’s centres.
Health visitors will work with children and young people's nurses if further support needs are identified.
Young people's nurses provide support to those in Year 1 at school to the age of 19, with long-term or more complex health needs.