London Borough of Croydon

Best Start Health Visiting Service

The health visiting service is provided and available to all children aged 0 – 5 years. The service aims to promote the health and wellbeing of your family and can offer practical advice and support on a range of topics.

All about your children’s teeth

We are pleased to let you know that the Kings College oral health team will be out in Croydon delivering information and advice sessions for children and parents.

Download the flyer.

How to refer yourself to a midwife if your are pregnant

You can now refer yourself directly to a midwife to reduce delays. See more information about Croydon University Hospital maternity services.

Group B Strep

For all pregnant mums – here is everything you need to know about Group B Strep: what it is, and how to prevent it.

http://gbss.org.uk/campaigning/gbs-awareness-month/

Breastfeeding cafes

Do you need breastfeeding support, have a new baby or are you pregnant and want to find out more about breastfeeding and chat to other mums in a small friendly group. Then join us at our next session. No need for an appointment – just turn up!  Find out more about your local breastfeeding support groups.

Do you have concerns about your child’s speech and language?

Best Start Chatterbox Groups are drop-in groups for Croydon families with children under the age of 5 years old who have concerns about their child’s talking or interaction. They are run jointly by Children’s Centre and Speech and Language Therapy Staff across the borough to promote, encourage and support speech, language and communication development.

Download the Chatterbox Flyer January to March 2018.

Family Nurse Partnership Service

For those aged 19 years or under going through their first pregnancy and provides dedicated support to parents to ensure that new families get the best start.

Further Information.