Our health visiting team are fully qualified nurses who have received additional training in family and child health. They offer a home visiting service and run well baby clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the local community centre. They are available to help all families with children up to the age of 18 years, and have special expertise in the everyday challenges of parenthood in areas such as dental health, healthy eating, sleep problems, behavioural difficulties, bedwetting, postnatal depression and the management of eczema. The health visitors also run postnatal support groups for first-time mothers and offer antenatal and postnatal visits. A key part of their role is the provision of developmental screening for all children. This includes advice on immunisations, healthy living, the prevention of diseases and safety in the home. You can contact the health visitors directly on 01993 842337. You may leave a message on this number if no one is in the office.
The qualified school nurses have additional training and experience in the health of school-aged children. They are the nurses responsible for Carterton Community College, Burford School, and all feeder primary schools.
The school health service offers routine immunisations for year 10 children, as well as flu vaccines for all eligible children, together with health education and promotion that cover a wide range of health-related areas.
The School Nurses work closely with their health visitor colleagues and can be contacted on 01865 901 295. A message can be left on this number during school term times only.