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Health and Development

Health concerns

If you have any concerns about your child’s health or development, your first point of contact should be your GP (doctor) or health visitor.

Health Visitors

Health Visitors mostly work with families with children under the age of five. They assess your child's development and work with a range of professionals to provide support and if necessary, make referrals.

Health Visitors Kingston (opens in new window) 

Health Visitors Richmond (opens in new window)

Find out more about what health visitors do and some top tips for parents to help you support your child here.

Institute of Health Visiting website (opens in new window)

Chat and Play Sessions

If you have concerns about your child (0 - 5yrs) you can book on to a Chat and Play session (opens in new window) in your local Children's Centre. You can have the opportunity to talk to a specialist with your child in a comfortable play environment.

How children learn and develop

Read more about how children learn and develop during the first five years here:

What to expect, when? A parent’s guide (pdf)

Foundation Years (pdf)