Support for children aged 0-4

Whether you have got a new baby, or are preparing for your child to start school, the 0-19 team are here to offer advice, support and information to help you and your family be as healthy as possible.

We offer all children an assessment of their health, growth and development at the following times:

• 14-28 days
• 6-8 weeks
• Before 1 year
• Between 2-3 years

You don’t need to contact us to arrange these assessments, we will contact you.

We realise being a parent can be full of challenges and you may need extra help from time to time. Your 0-19 team are here to offer this help when you need it, for example, if your child is having difficulties with feeding, sleeping, toileting and behaviour. We can also help parents/carers with issues such as their own emotional health and parenting.

If you and your family find you are having significant difficulties, for example if your child has a special educational need or disability (SEND), a medical condition, or perhaps there are concerns about the safely of your child, the 0-19 team will be involved in ensuring your child is safe and getting the services and care they need.

If you are under 18 years of age and have a child less than 2 years of age, you may be receiving our Family Nurse Partnership Programme (FNP).

Baby Clinics

We run a whole range of clinics to support you and your baby. These include Well Baby Clinics (available to parents and carers for general advice and support) and self-weigh clinics for your child. You can find out more on the Locala website.

Online resources

For new parents there’s a range of advice available through our “Resources for new parents” section of the website.

Online courses

A range of FREE online courses are now available to support you and those around you who are helping care for your child. These include a course on Understanding Your Baby and one on Understanding Your Child. For details visit the TKparents page.

Infant Feeding

Breastfeeding is the healthiest and most natural way to feed your baby, but not everyone finds it easy. We are here to support you and help you find what’s best for you and your baby.

We are accredited to UNICEF Silver Award Baby Friendly Accreditation, which promotes best practice and evidence-based approaches to supporting parents with feeding and nurturing infants in the early years.

Our support is available for the whole family. Mums, mums-to-be, partners and siblings are welcome.

By protecting, supporting and normalising breastfeeding we aim to improve the health and wellbeing of all children in our communities and increase the number of infants who receive breast milk.

For more help and advice on the Infant Feeding please visit the Locala website.

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