Best start in life

Health and wellbeing information for 0 – 5 years. Your pregnancy and child’s early years are really important and will influence their development and future achievements.

Support and information

NHS Start for Life – Early learning and development – NHS health and wellbeing information for pregnancy, baby and toddler.

Somerset Children and Young People – Maternity Toolkit – The Somerset Maternity Toolkit is designed to support you on your journey from preconception, pregnancy and beyond.

Somerset Council – The role of a health visitor – Information and how to access your local Health Visitor Service for Somerset. Health visiting is a free service that works with pregnant women through to a child’s fifth birthday. Their role is to help families adjust to being new parents and provide information and reassurance to support a baby’s health, wellbeing and development.

Somerset Children and Young People – Healthy Start Scheme – If you are more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4 you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk.

Somerset Council – Infant feeding – Information on feeding your baby and local support in Somerset.