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Health

There is a new website for families to access which provides an array of information and self-care advice from conception up to the age of five years. To view, please click here.

To view more information about Health Services please click here.

Health Visiting Service

Skidmore Way Clinic,

Skidmore Way,

Rickmansworth

WD3 1SZ

Telephone: 01923 775065

Please contact your Health Visitor if you have any concerns about you, your children or your family.

2 ½ Year Development Checks

This is a chance for you and your partner to ask questions and get ready for the next stage of your child’s development. Checks are run at the Centre's and Skidmore Way, please note dates and times may vary.  Please call Skidmore Way Health Clinic on 01923 775065 for more information.

The review will be carried out by a member of the Health Visiting Team. They will encourage you to talk about how things are going and listen to your concerns.

The review may cover:

  • General development, including movement, speech, social skills and behaviour, heariong and vision.

  • Growth, healthy eating and keeping active

  • Managing behaviour and encouraging good sleeping habits

  • Teeth brushing and going to the dentist

  • Keeping your child safe

  • vaccinations

Speech and Language

If you have concerns about your child’s speech and language skills and they are of pre-school age you could attend a Speech and Language Therapy Drop in Clinic.  For more information please talk to your GP, Health Visitor, Nursery or Pre-School staff, Children’s Centre staff or a member of the Speech and Language team.

Contact details for the local Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service:

Peace Children’s Centre

Peace Prospect

Watford

Hertfordshire

WD17 3EW

Tel: 01923 470640/470641

There is also an Advice Line where Parents/ Carers can call and leave a message and a Speech and Language Therapist will get back to you. For more information, please click here

 

Introducing Solids Talk

Come along to one of our Introducing Solids Talks to find out more information on introducing your little one to solid foods. For more information about the next available talk please click here.

Child Health Clinic

Have your baby weighed by the Health Visitors at our drop-in Baby Clinics. Please see the Centre's Activity Calendars for more information.

Free Healthy Start Vitamins

Did you know you can get Free Healthy Start Vitamins at your local Children's Centre?

Pregnant women and breastfeeding mums can now get free vitaminsto help them give their babies the best start in life. For new mums these contain folic acid and vitamins C and D which help reduce the risk of the baby developing spina bifida, a spinal birth defect, and to grow healthy bones.

The drops for children contain vitamins A, C and D to help growth and vision and to make bones and teeth grow strong. Mums must be living in the county to receive the free drops and children must be aged between six months and four years old.

Vitamins can be replenished after 8 weeks. Please drop in to your local Children's Centre for your free vitamins.

Dentist information

A regular teeth-cleaning routine is essential for good dental health. Once you've established a good tooth-brushing routine at home, the next step is the first trip to the dentist. Start to brush your baby's gums with a soft toothbrush at bath time, start brushing your baby's teeth with fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first milk tooth breaks through (usually at around six months, but it can be earlier or later). Visit your local Dental Surgery for more information.  For more information about your local Dentists click here.

Healthy School Meals

When your child starts school or nursery it is important for them to maintain a healthy eating routine. All children in reception, year 1 and year 2 at a state school are entitled to free school meals in Hertfordshire. For more information please click here. If you choose to provide a lunch box for your child/ren then please visit the start 4 life website  for more information and ideas on healthy eating and lifestyles.

Change4Life

For more information about Food Facts and ideas for Healthier Meals and Snacks please visit the Change4Life website by clicking here.