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 parents of all children (from pregnancy to age five), whatever their circumstances.
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.
Community Nursery Nurses
Community nursery nurses also work alongside families using their knowledge of child development to help support parents to understand their child’s behavior, build a loving relationship with their child and enjoy their parenting journey.
When will I see a member of my Health Visiting Team?
Please see our health visiting leaflet (below) which has information about when you will see a health visitor or community nursery nurse.
You can call into any of the baby hubs across South Gloucestershire to meet other parents and chat to a member of the Health Visiting Team. Baby scales are also available at all of the baby hubs for you to use. A list of the baby hub across South Gloucestershire is below.
Useful documents and resources
South Gloucestershire Health Visiting Leaflet
List of drop-in baby hubs 2023
Useful information and contacts for parents
Infant feeding information and guidance
Do I need to speak to a health visitor? A mother's breastfeeding checklist
How to assess if breastfeeding is going well
How to assess if formula feeding is going well
Barnardo's breastfeeding services in South Gloucestershire >
Resources and information on birth and infant feeding during the COVID-19 outbreak >
Mental health and wellbeing
Bluebell Bump to Baby Wellbeing Guide for parents to find the support they need for their mental health and wellbeing, during pregnancy and after birth
Contact a health visitor in South Gloucestershire
Not sure which team to contact? Download the postcode checker tool (Excel file)
Cadbury Heath/Kingswood Team: 0300 124 5498
Yate Team: 0300 124 5862
Thornbury/Patchway/Filton Team: 0300 125 6850
Please get in touch with any questions or concerns at all. We look forward to hearing from you.