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Health visitors and midwives in children's centres

Sure Start children's centres bring health services together to make life easier for busy families.  


  • Can help with filling out maternity grant forms
  • Run classes that prepare for birth and baby's arrival
  • Do antenatal and postnatal health checks
  • Offer breastfeeding advice and support
  • Provide opportunities to meet other parents and carers
  • Can help you to give up smoking

Health visitors:

  • Will support in the first few weeks with new baby
  • Do health checks for the whole family
  • Offer breastfeeding advice and support
  • Can give weaning advice
  • Run health advice clinics

Find out how to register or how to contact your local children's centre.