Health Services at the Centre
Midwives Clinic (Wednesday Mornings)
Please phone The Spinney Children's Centre on 01483 510570 on a Wednesday morning from 8.15 onwards to book an appointment for that day. Advance appointments are arranged by your midwife.
Development Checks (Tuesday afternoons)
Parents/carers will be invited to attend a development check by their health visitor. These group sessions provide an opportunity for your child to play while the Health Visitor checks your child’s development and discusses any concerns with you.
Baby Clinic (Monday afternoon)
Drop in clinic for baby weighing and advice from the health visitors in areas such as play and development , sleep problems, behaviour management, eating problems and nutrition, speech and language and toilet training.
New Baby Group (Wednesday mornings)
A set of five sessions for new parents with young babies to look at:
- Getting to know you and your baby
- Safety in the home
- When to call the doctor
- Play and development
- Baby massage
These sessions will enable new parents to meet others and to learn how to best care for their baby as it grows. You are also welcome to stay after for a chat with the other new Mums.
First time parents will receive an invitation from their health visitor. By invitation only. If you feel you may miss this invitation as you have just moved into the area please contact the Centre on 01483 510570.
Starting Family Foods (Friday mornings)
This is booked via your health visitor.
A session for health professionals to advise on when to introduce your baby to solid foods, what to prepare and what to avoid. Please call the health visiting team directly on 01483 783261 to book your space.