Did you know you can get help to buy food and milk with the NHS Healthy Start Scheme? You can apply online and receive your prepaid card in the post and use it at any shop that accepts Mastercard Payments. Find out more by visiting our dedicated page NHS Healthy Start
You can pick up Healthy Start vouchers from all of our Children’s Centres. Call 0151 443 5633 and select your local area to speak to one of the team.
Find out about Healthy Start Vitamins here
Also find out where to get Healthy Start Vitamins here
Useful Knowsley Information for when you are pregnant here
Knowsley Health Visiting Team (Wirral Community Health and Care Trust)
Find out about Knowsley’s Health Visiting Team here
The Health Visiting Service in Knowsley delivers the Healthy Child Programme to all parents and families of pre-school children.
Knowsley Infant Feeding Team (Wirral Community Health and Care Trust)
The infant feeding team provide information, support and training to healthcare professionals to ensure a high standard of care for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers and babies.
You can find out more about Knowsley Infant Feeding Team here
Everyone Health – Breastfeeding Support
Everyone Health has been commissioned by Knowsley Council to deliver a child audiology and breastfeeding peer support programmes as part of the 0-25 service.
Find out more about Everyone Health here
HomeStart Knowsley offer perinatal support, you can find out more here
Building Attachment & Bonds Service (BABS)
The service is for parents and carers in Knowsley who are pregnant or have a new born baby aged 0-3 months, who are struggling with their emotional wellbeing and/or struggling in their relationship with their baby. BABS
Silver Birch Hubs – Maternal Mental Health Service
A are a free NHS support service working with women, birthing people, and families to offer psychological and emotional support.
The service has therapists, psychologists, assistant psychologists, specialist midwives and peer support workers. Their role is to identify distress that has come from your maternity, neonatal or reproductive journey.
They work to support trauma, loss and fear around pregnancy and the maternity setting.
Baby Weigh Clinics
We have parent led baby weigh in clinics in some of our centres. These provide greater access for parents to weigh their own babies in local children’s centres.
The Star (Kirkby)
Mondays 2pm – 3pm
Wednesdays 10.30am – 11.30am
Tuesdays 11am – 12pm
Wednesdays 11am – 12pm
New Hutte (Halewood)
Wednesdays 11am – 12pm & 2pm – 3pm