Bexley 0 to 19 Children's Public Health Service
Bromley Healthcare delivers the 0 to 19 Children’s Public Health Service. Oxleas will continue to provide specialist services for children in the borough.
The Bexley 0 to 19 Children’s Public Health Service supports parents and carers to give their babies, children and young people the best possible start in life.
Health Visitors work with children aged 0 to four years.
All parents/carers can expect the following from their Health Visitor:
- an antenatal visit at home for pregnant mums
- a new baby visit
- an assessment when the baby is six to eight weeks old
- a one year review
- a review for children aged between two years and two and a half years old
- information and advice for preparing for school at three and a half to four years old
These checks are to support the development of your child and to provide you with advice and information.
School Nurses work with children and young people through their virtual nurse service on their website and through face to face contact.
All parents/carers can expect the following from their school nurse:
- Reception year – your child’s height and weight will be measured as part of the National Child Measurement Programme to assess whether they are the most suitable weight for their height
- Reception Year – hearing and vision testing. The School Nurse will provide information on the results
- Year 6 – health and weight measurement as part of the National Child Measurement Programme (same as for reception year)
- Year 7 – introduction to the School Nurses and the website and virtual nurse
- Year 11 – signposting and health information for young adults
To contact a Health Visitor or School Nurse call 0300 330 5777.