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Health Visiting

Health visitors specialise in working with families with a child aged 0 to 5 years old to improve health and wellbeing by promoting health, preventing ill health and reducing inequalities.


  • Find a public health nurse

    If you're pregnant and you live in Leicester, you'll be assigned a named public health nurse (health visitor) before your child is born and offered a contact with them.

  • Growth and development

    Public health nurses, registered midwives and nurses have additional training and work with families to support you and to make sure your baby’s development is on track.

  • Vaccinations

    Vaccination is safe and important to help prevent infectious diseases. The NHS vaccination schedule recommends your baby’s first vaccination at 8 weeks old.

  • Early education and school readiness

    As your child starts to develop, our school readiness challenge card offers top tips that explain some of the skills that can help ease your child into pre-school.

A health visitor professional seeing a family
Boy and Mum by the seaside

Contact Children's Services

You can submit an online enquiry to the children's centres using the Contact Us form.

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