The Flying Start Health Service aims to provide you with a friendly, caring and accessible service. Health Visitors are all registered nurses/midwives with several years hospital experience who have completed a one year specialist community public health nurse course. They also have Flying Start specific training in baby massage, neonatal assessment and childhood developmental assessment. The Health Visiting service in Flying Start is able to provide additional home visits from the ante natal period through to 3 years and 11 months. This is to support you with parenting and to provide you with any help and advice which you might need. Health Visitors are supported by the Family Health Worker service. They are all trained nursery nurses or equivalent.
Help and support can be provided on a range of issues which may affect you and your family. These include caring for your new baby, feeding, weaning, sleep routines, potty training and behaviour issues. We will also sign post you or refer you to other agencies within and outside Flying Start if required.
Group sessions include baby massage, weaning parties and baby clinic. The Health team also take part in delivering the Parenting programme.