Who is this service for?

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.

What we do

The service consists of health visitors and nursery nurses who offer support and information to parents:

Health visitors

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

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 1245498
Emersons Green 0117 9576914
Filton 0117 9699775
Kingswood 01454 864700
Patchway 01454 863261
Thornbury 0300 125 5970
Yate 0300 124 5862

In person: You can drop into any of the baby hubs across South Gloucestershire. Baby hubs have replaced baby clinics as supportive drop ins that offer families support and information around early parenting.

Please see the attached list of baby hubs in South Gloucestershire, supporting infant feeding and early parenting.

List of baby hubs September 2019

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.

Corum Office Park (Corum 1)

Crown Way
BS30 8FJ

Opening Hours

09.00am – 5.00pm | Mon-Fri