The health visiting service in South Gloucestershire is made up of health visitors and nursery nurses who work in the community with children and families from the antenatal period until they go to school. The service offers support for all parents of all children (from pregnancy to age 5), whatever their circumstances.
Who is this service for?
What we do
The service consists of health visitors and nursery nurses who offer support and information to parents:
Health Visitors are qualified nurses or midwives with a specialist qualification in public health for children, young people and families. They work alongside families offering support and information around parenthood and early parenting. Their training in public health enables them to provide evidence based support and information on a wide range of topics that can affect the health and wellbeing of families.
Nursery Nurses also work alongside families, using their knowledge of child development to support parents to understand their child’s behaviour, build a loving relationship with their child and enjoy their parenting journey.
The service adopts a “thrive” approach to health and wellbeing which focusses on the social and emotional development of infants and children as well as their physical health. Parents are supported to understand their child’s behaviour and developmental needs, reflect on their parenting style and access support and information which they may find useful for their family.
How do I access this service?
By phone: You can call your health visitor at any time during office hours. All teams have an answer machine where you can leave a message during times when nobody is available to take your call.
|Health Visiting Team||Phone Number|
|Cadbury Heath||0300 124 5387|
|Emersons Green||01179 9576914|
|Thornbury||0300 125 5970|
|Yate||0300 124 5862|
In person: You can drop into any of the baby clinics or baby hubs across South Gloucestershire. Baby hubs are gradually replacing baby clinics as supportive drop ins that offer families support and information around early parenting.
Please see the attached list of baby clinics and baby hubs in South Gloucestershire, supporting infant feeding and early parenting.
What will you talk about?
Health Visitors and Nursery Nurses are keen to hear your thoughts feelings and experiences about being a parent – you can talk through any questions or worries you may have.