There are lots of other services to support you and your child in the early years of their life:

  • Your baby's health and development reviews - You will be offered regular health and development reviews (health visitor checks) for your baby until they are two. These are to support you and your baby and make sure their development is on track.
  • Warwickshire Health visiting TEXT Chat Service - advice and support for parents of preschool children. Text 07520 615293 anytime and messages will be responded to by a health visitor from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Note that messaging support is from UK mobile numbers only, which will be charged at your normal rate. If you need urgent medical attention, please contact your GP or call 111 or 999.
  • Healthy Start - With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.
  • If you are breastfeeding, be sure to take your healthy start vitamins for you and your baby.
  • Healthy lifestyles for children under five (HENRY) is a free 5-week programme to support the whole family make positive lifestyle changes, for a healthier, happier home environment. The HENRY programme will support your family with parenting confidence, sleep and behaviour management, fussy eaters, portion sizes, finding a balanced plate and activity ideas for the whole family. It is delivered by health visitors on a one-to-one basis.
  • NHS Start4Life has loads of advice, tips and information to help with pregnancy, new baby and toddler.
  • Born to Move is an NHS app to help parents and carers with their newborn babies right up to preschool. It is about encouraging daily active play and interaction to help the learning and wiring of your baby’s brain at this critical early stage. It is designed to give you friendly advice and tips to support your child to develop and build the foundations for a healthy, happy and confident baby.
  • Unicef baby-friendly resources
  • Baby Check App is a free downloadable app produced by the Lullaby Trust designed to help parents find answers to concerns they have about their baby’s health with advice on what to do next.
  • Baby and Child First Aid App - This free app provides ‘first aid at your fingertips’. It is packed with useful tips, animations and video clips. There is also a handy device to record your child’s medication needs and any allergies.
  • The Outcomes Parent and Baby Star is a person-centred tool used by health visitors with families as a way of plotting where you are on your journey. Health visitors and parents can sit down together and map different areas of your family life to look at strengths and what is working well as well as identifying areas where you might be experiencing difficulties and deciding how and what you want to work on. An information leaflet is given to all parents at new birth and the star is usually completed with your health visitor at your 6-week postnatal review.
  • Getting to know your baby - A whole series of easy to watch videos covering bonding, baby states, early interactions and sleeping and soothing.
  • Find more support for healthy happy under 5s

Warwickshire's Adult and Community Learning Offer

Warwickshire's adult and community learning team offer a range of courses to support Warwickshire residents and families. Family Learning is part of this offer:

Warwickshire's Learning and Development Team

Warwickshire's Learning and Development Team have produced a fun and educational resource pack developed by leading experts to help inspire home learning for all ages Developed and designed by Warwickshire County Council's Learning & Development Team.

BBC Bitesize

BBC Bitesize have some very useful resources for starting primary and secondary school plus a SEND toolkit for parents and carers of children with additional needs

Services for Children and Young People

These pages have information, advice and support for teenagers and young adults