Your health visitor is a trained nurse or midwife and specialises in the health and development of children in their Early Years (from birth to five).
The health visitors can help with:
-Children's growth and development
-Feeding your baby, including breastfeeding and weaning support.
- Healthy eating and exercise.
-Staying safe and preventing accidents.
-Behavioural support. (Including sleep, toilet-training, teething and nutrition.)
-Some medication prescriptions.
- Common childhood infections and skin conditions.
-Support for children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Find your health visitors contact information in your red book, meet them at child development clinics, or call the team for over the phone advice and to book an appointment on:
What to expect, when.
What to expect, when is a guide to your Childs learning and development in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Please see the childcare choices website for Government support to pay childcare fees.
NSPCC, Talk PANTS campaign.
E-safety, is the ability to protect and educate children and adults in their use of technology as well as having appropriate mechanisms in place to intervene and support any incident where appropriate.
It's important as parents in a technological age that we are aware of the risks around our children using smart technology. Please find below, links to- Childnet and Thinkuknow for guidance and resources to enable you to keep children safe online.
The Hertfordshire Local Offer.
The local offer lets parents and young people know what special educational needs and disabilities services are available in Hertfordshire and who can access them.
Faraway Tree App.
Do you know we now have an app? You can use it to keep up to date with what we're up to, join groups, discussions, read our blogs and more.
See here to join in:
For more resources and advice guides for parents, see the NSPCC website.