Health Visiting Service

Health Visiting Service

Every child in the  Caerphilly county borough has a named Health Visitor. Health Visitors are trained nurses who work closely with Early Years professionals to support children from the handover from your midwife to the first years of schooling (0-7 years).

Every child and family is offered a range of programme of support, called the Healthy Child Wales programme. Lots of information on this including what to expect from your health visiting team can be found on the Health Visitors: Healthier Together ( website.

Also included in the programme, school nurses provide support to school-aged children and young people and work closely with education, social care and other health professionals to help children and young people from age 4 to remain healthy and accessing education.

If you need to contact the Health Visiting Service call their new central phone line 01633 431 685 to be put in touch with their teams throughout Gwent.

Flying Start Enhanced Health Visiting Service

The Flying Start Health Service support you with parenting and any help and advice which you might need, from the ante natal period through to 4 years of age.

If you live in a Flying Start area, your Flying Start Health Visitor will be able to offer help and support on a range of topics such as:

  • Pregnancy support, keeping you healthy throughout your pregnancy, advice on equipment you might need, and support in your first days as a new mum.
  • The Healthy Start Scheme provide Healthy Start vouchers to eligible parents to help pay for fresh fruit, vegetables, and vitamins.
  • Breastfeeding advice and support
  • Weaning advice, portion sizes, first weaning foods, family foods and how to progress your child’s nutrition.
  • Home safety checks and advice to make sure your home is safe and child friendly.
  • Baby Clubs offer support for new mums and dads with babies aged 0-6 months. These include baby massage, feeding your baby, safe sleep, dental care, and other activities designed to encourage and support your baby’s development.

Check if you are eligible for Flying Start support

Please use uppercase letters, i.e CF11 1AA

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