London Borough of Croydon

Croydon Best Start logo

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

Find out more about the Best Start Health Visiting Service.

View the Child health clinics timetable.

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.

Tuesday 29 May  

Child health clinic

9:30-11:30

Tuesday 29 May  

Stay and Play    

1 - 3pm

Wednesday 30 May         

Sanderstead Library Rhymetime   

10 - 12pm

Wednesday 30 May         

Bradmore Green Library Storytime    

2:15 - 2:45pm

Monday 4 June                 

Selsdon Library Rhymetime 

11:00 - 11:30

Monday 11 June              

Peppermint Childrens Centre Stay & Play                

9:30 - 11:30

Wednesday 20 June        

Canterbury Road Childrens Centre Stay & Play        

1 - 3pm

Saturday 26 May Thornton Heath library 10:00- 12:00.

Wednesday 27 June        

Selhurst Childrens Centre, Now I'm 2                         

1:30 - 3pm

Wednesday 4 July            

Gingerbread Corner Young Parents Group                

1 - 2:30pm

 

Monday 16 July                

South Norwood Library, Under 5's                              

10:15 - 12pm

 

Tuesday 5 June  

Aerodrome Children's Centre Chatterbox

9:30-11:30

Tuesday 5 June  

Aerodrome Children's Centre under 2's Stay and Play

1:00 - 2:30pm

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.

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.

Time for me

Time for me is a group to help people cope with distressing thoughts and feelings. A crèche is provided. 

Download the information leaflet.

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 April to July 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.

Keeping your home safe

If you are living in Croydon Council Housing with a child under 5 you may be eligible for a free home safety check where you may be able to get stair gates/ fire guards to improve the safety of your home.

More information is available on our home safety page.

Click here to request a home safety check.