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Visits from a Health Visitor


Health Visiting involves health visitors and nursery nurses looking after children from birth to five years old and supporting their families. Every new baby is allocated a named health visitor as their parents’ point of contact.

Guided by the national Healthy Child Programme, families are offered five key contacts:

  • antenatal contact (before your baby is born)
  • new birth visit (between ten to fourteen days)
  • six to eight week visit
  • one year development review (between eight to twelve months)
  • two year development review (between two to two and a half years)

The timeline gives more information about each of these visits.

Clinics and support groups

Our support is much more than five home visits. We are on hand to provide specialist support on a variety of issues such as feeding, sleeping, crying, toilet training and weaning.

We also work closely with other services in Sheffield to give families access to a range of clinics and groups in their local area including:

  • baby clinics
  • weaning groups
  • toddler groups
  • mum and baby groups
  • baby massage classes

Get in touch

Open access to baby clinics is always available and you can contact your health visitor at any time. Use our maps to find your nearest service:

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