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Tel No (Results & Enquiries): 01707 644 451

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Children Services and Immunisations

Immunisation Clinics

All immunisations for your child 5 years and under are undertaken at the Surgery.

The immunisation clinic is held weekly on Thursday 1 - 3 pm. It is run by Sr Emily Harvey and our Healthcare assistant.

You will be sent notification by Hertfordshire Child Health when your child's immunisation is due.

An appointment for the immunisation clinic is needed. Call 01707 644451 for an appointment.

Download the Routine Childhood Immunisation Schedule.

Immunisation Update - 1st July 2013

From 1st July 2013 the routine childhood immunisation schedule will include a vaccine to protect babies against rotavirus infection - a common cause of diarrhoea and sickness that can become very serious.

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Family Lives

Do you need advice on bringing up children?

FAMILY LIVES (previously known as Parentline Plus) is an organisation that can help.

If your child has any behavioural problems, sleeping or eating problems, teenage issues, problems dealing with divorce for example, then get in touch.

Call 0808 800 2222 to talk to someone confidentially

Or email  parentsupport@familylives.org.uk

Or visit the website www.familylives.org.uk

Sure Start Childrens Centres

Oakmere Primary School, Chase Avenue - 01707 658 547

Furzefield Childrens Centre, Furzefield Leisure Centre, Mutton Lane 01707 850 566

Children's centres offer the best start in life for every child. They provide information and services for families with young children and aim to build on good existing good services rather than starting new ones where it's not necessary.

By visiting your local children's centre, you will receive support and help in finding childcare, family support, health services and even employment advice. Many children's centres will have a day nursery on site, or very close by, providing childcare from 8am - 6pm and will also have links with local childminders. If you are looking for daycare as a working parent, the centre will be able to give you information about the options for you and your child.

Every children's centre offers :

  • Good quality early years provision available during hours to suit working parents
  • Support for all children with special needs and disabilities
  • Parent support including toy libraries, parent and toddler groups and parenting programmes
  • A base for a childminding network and/or childminding group
  • Local advice and information for parents
  • Effective links with Jobcentre Plus, local training providers, further and higher education providers, to provide access to information, training and career opportunities
  • Child and family health services, including antenatal services

Each local centre will offer additional services that suit local needs such as:

  • A Toy Library where you can borrow toys and equipment for your child 
  • Breast feeding drop-in clinics
  • Baby clinics, run by health visitors, where you can weigh your baby, have a confidential chat or just meet other parents
  • Ante-natal clinics
  • Baby massage sessions

For more information visit www.hertschildrenscentres.org.uk or call 03001234052

Childrens Centre Services

Breast Feeding Support Group

Activities for the under ones and under 5s