When you are around 28 weeks pregnant, you may be offered the opportunity to meet with a health visitor from your local team. This is an important chance to discuss your pregnancy, your baby’s wellbeing and preparing you and your partner for parenthood.
During your appointment you will have the chance to discuss:
- Information on the latest research of how parenting can impact on a child’s developing brain
- The importance of positive interaction and sensitive parenting to support your child’s emotional development from birth
- Advice and support on preparing to feed your baby in the early days, with information on responsive feeding, breastfeeding and formula feeding
- Coping with crying and tiredness
- The support that you as new parents may find useful and the services available in your local area.
It recommended that everyone over 1 year of age should take a 10 micrograms of Vitamin D supplement daily. And as a precaution, breastfed babies from birth up to 1 year of age should also be given a supplement of 8.5 to 10 micrograms of Vitamin D every day. Babies who are formula fed do not require vitamin D supplement if they having 500ml per day of infant formula or more. Vitamin D supplementation is important because we and our children are unable to get enough Vitamin D from sunlight in this country, or from diet alone.
Speak to your health visitor or nursery nurse for more information about why Vitamin D is important. Healthy Start vitamins are available to buy or exchange for healthy start vouchers at every Children's Centre in Surrey.
Teams and contact details
Mid Surrey area (covering Banstead, Dorking, East Elmbridge, Epsom, Ewell, Leatherhead and Tattenham)
Health Visitor Advice Line
9.30am-1pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays)
Tel: 020 8979 6464
|Banstead and Tattenham 0-19 Team||Tattenham Health Centre||01737 361031|
|Dorking 0-19 Team||Medwyn Centre
|East Elmbridge 0-19 Team||Molesey Clinic||020 8979 6464|
|Epsom and Ewell 0-19 Team||Epsom Clinic||01372 730 040|
|Leatherhead 0-19 Team||Leatherhead Clinic||01372 384300
East Surrey area (covering Redhill, Reigate, Merstham, Horley, Oxted, Caterham and Lingfield)
Health Visitor Advice Line:
8am to 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays)
Tel: 01883 340 922
|East Surrey 0-19 Team||Caterham Dene||01883 340922|
If you need advice and support about any aspect of caring for your child, including their health, development and behaviour, please contact your area team on the numbers below.
West Surrey area (covering Woking, Guildford, Runnymede, Spelthorne, West Elmbridge, Surrey Heath and Waverley boroughs)
|North West Surrey area||
|Woking Team||Goldsworth Park Health Centre||01483 794885|
|Runnymede North Team||The Grove Community Health Centre, Egham||01483 783505|
|Runnymede South Team||Addlestone Health Centre||01932 846263|
|Surrey Heath Team||Berkshire Road Clinic||01483 782802|
|South West Surrey area|
|Guildford & Waverley North Team||The Jarvis Centre, Guildford||01483 783288|
|Enuresis Team||The Jarvis Centre, Guildford||01483 783193|
|Guildford & Waverley East Teams||East Horsley Medical Centre||01483 284544|
|Send Villages Medical Centre||01483 211127|
|Cranleigh Team||01483 782440|
|Guildford & Waverley West Teams||Ash Vale Health Centre and Farnham Hospital||01483 782093|
|Guildford & Waverley South Team||Milford Hospital||01483 782631|
|North East Surrey area|
|Spelthorne Team||Ashford Clinic||01784 883728|
|West Elmbridge Teams||Weybridge and Walton
The Health Visitor advice and booking line is available from Monday to Friday 9am to 3 pm on: 01932 414 149.
Attendance at all baby clinics is by appointment only: Weybridge Children Centre, Burhill Children Centre, Walton Children Centre and Walton Health Centre.
To cancel, change or rebook a missed appointment, please call the Health Visiting Team who will be more than happy to help you.
Sure Start Children’s Centres in your local community offer advice and support for families. We work in partnership with Children's Centres to provide services including: breastfeeding support, and information about nutrition and healthy lifestyles from pregnancy and beyond.
For further information
- To follow up a referral
For example, for developmental paediatrics or therapy services such as speech and language therapy. Contact the One Stop referral centre (tel: 0300 222 5755, Option 2) and they will be able to advise.
- For advice or questions about your child's health
- 2 year development checks
- Referrals for ASD, ADHD or another neurological/developmental condition
Your GP will need to make a referral. Visit the Developmental Paediatrician service page for more information about these services in Surrey.
- Access to mental health services
Your GP needs to refer your child via MINDSIGHT Surrey CAHMS
- Hearing concerns
Contact the Audiology service
- Concerns or complaints about a Children and Family Health Surrey service
If your query is not covered by the routes above, please use the form below to contact us.