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City of York Council's Healthy Child Service

Healthy Child Service logoYork's Healthy Child Service (HCS) delivers information, advice and support for children and parents of children aged 0 - 19 years old.

The Healthy Child Service incorporates York's Health Visiting Service and School Nurse Service. We work with families, young people and children to help them achieve the best possible start in life and reach their full potential.

We work across the city in teams covering the North, East and West of York. You can find out more about our teams and the services we offer by selecting from the options below:

York's Healthy Child Service:

Email Healthy Child Service

School Nurse Team: Hob Moor Children's Centre 01904 555475

Coronavirus Update Families York

Important Government announcement

Following the latest Government announcements, we are continuing to ensure the safety of the public and staff. York Children’s Centres will continue to be open only for essential planned appointments for Children’s Social Care and Midwife appointments. Children’s Centres will remain closed to all open access groups until further notice.

We are continuously reviewing guidance and will provide updates when possible on the planned stages of reopening children’s centre buildings

During the Coronavirus you can still contact your local team directly for support. For up to date information and guidance regarding the coronavirus please visit

Please email York Family Information Service at should you have any questions.

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Infant Feeding advice and support during coronavirus

The Healthy Child Service is passionate and committed about supporting you with feeding your baby, whichever method you choose.

The Healthy Child Service Nurture breastfeeding support groups continue to be temporarily suspended during the pandemic. However, as usual, we can provide support and information over the phone about feeding your baby and we can visit at home safely to support you with feeding if you are experiencing difficulties.

Another source of information is The Breastfeeding Friend Alexa app which is a 24/7 source of information provided by NHS Start 4 Life. Just look for the Breastfeeding Friend in the Alexa Skills Store.

We'll update this page when Nurture groups can be safely resumed.