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City of York Council's Healthy Child Service & NHS Midwifery Service


Important announcement regarding York's Children's Centres. 

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 at least the end of August 2020.

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

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

For up to date information and guidance regarding the coronavirus please visit

During the Coronavirus you can still contact your local team directly:

York's Healthy Child Service:

  • North team (Clifton Children's Centre) 01904 552322
  • East team (The Avenues Children's Centre)  01904 551760
  • West team (Hob Moor Children's Centre) 01904 555475

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.

Midwifery (NHS):

  • West Team (Hob Moor Children's Centre) 01904 555045
  • East Team (The Avenues Children's Centre) 01904 551778