Birth to 5 years old

Below is a list of categories that each contain information that we hope will be helpful and supportive as your child is growing and developing. If you require any more information or a wish to speak to a health visitor please visit one of our drop in clinics or contact your local team on one of the numbers below:


North team (Clifton) 01904 552322

West team (Acomb) 01904 555475

East team (Tang Hall) 01904 551760

Parenting Track

Find out what to expect at each stage of your child's development, plus other useful information as your child grows and develops.


Please see links to information from the Lullaby trust on safe sleeping recommendation to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (commonly called Cot Death) and tips to help your baby or young child sleep


Information on immunisations can be found here:


Introducing your baby to solid foods, also referred to as weaning or complementary feeding, starts when your baby is around 6 months old. Your baby should be introduced to a varied diet, alongside their usual breast milk or first infant formula.

Introducing solid foods (weaning)                            

NHS start for life (Trusted NHS help and  advice during pregnancy, birth and parenthood)             

Dental Health

Here's how you and your children can have healthy teeth and keep trips to the dentist to a minimum.

Healthy Eating

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think. By making some small changes you can make a big difference. The websites in this section give useful information and advice about how to eat healthily.

Toilet Training

Some children take to using a potty quickly, others take more time. Either way, it's common to have questions and face setbacks as your child learns this new skill. Please see the following link or talk to your health visitor.

2 year old review

The Two Year Old Review is a combination of the Health review your Health Visitor and Children’s Centre staff do and the 2 year Progress Check, carried out by your child’s key person if your child attends a day nursery, pre-school or childminder. In this section we answer parents/carers frequently asked questions

Active Play

It's so important to make time to play and at the same time be more active. So next time you have a spare moment, try one of the activities suggested in this section with your children and get your body moving.

Useful links relating to your child’s health, growth, development and issues affecting parenting

We have gathered a list of resources we hope you will find helpful as your child is growing and developing.











Useful documents


York Family Information Service and Information Service for Young People

01904 554444 / 01904 555400

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