Kent Baby

The NHS in Kent is here to support you and your baby after you have given birth.

Once you have had your baby, our health visiting service will see you for a new birth visit from around day 10-14 and can offer you support right up until your baby grows up and starts school.

We have a duty health visitor who is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm who can talk to you about any concerns you may have or support you to access the right service. You can find the contact details in your red book or contact your local team.

Baby hubs

Baby hubs offer you and your family the opportunity to drop in and see your local health visiting team. You can ask for advice including challenges that you may be facing with feeding, colic, tummy upsets, sleeping etc.

We run regular workshops from our baby hubs which cover topics such as infant wellbeing, managing minor illness and reducing accidents, learning through play and introducing solid foods.

Baby hubs are aimed at supporting families with babies under the age of one.

Healthy child clinics

Healthy Child Clinics offer you the opportunity to drop in and see your local health visiting team who will be able to offer you support and advice. They will also be able to weigh your baby or child.

Breastfeeding drop in groups

Our breastfeeding drop in groups are supportive, social, and welcome all pregnant and breastfeeding women and their families. Our trained breastfeeding champions will be able to provide information and help if you have a breastfeeding concern or you can simply come along for some social support from other breastfeeding mums. Get more information about breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding peer support groups

Our peer supporters are all mums who have breastfed themselves and been trained to offer mum to mum support. Across Kent we run a variety of peer support led groups offering social support to breastfeeding mums and their families. Get more information about breastfeeding.

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Triangles Children Centre

Poulton Close, St Radigands, Dover CT17 0HL

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Next Steps Children’s Centre

Cedar Ave, DA12 5JT

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Darrenth Children’s Centre

Green Street, Green Road, Dartford, DA2 8DH

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Oakfield Children’s Centre

Oakfields Lane, Dartford, DA1 2SW

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Edenbridge Children’s Centre

High Street, Edenbridge, TN8 5AB

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Staplehurst Medical Centre

Offens Drive, Staplehurst, Tonbridge, TN12 0LB

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Westborough Children’s Centre

Green Way, Maidstone, ME16 8TL

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New Road Community Centre

55 to 57 New Road, Minster, ME12 3PT

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Six Bells Children’s Centre

201 High Street, Margate, CT9 1WH

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Sunflower Children’s Centre

Adelaide Road, Eythorne, Dover, CT15 4AN

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Early Years Centre Children’s Centre

Dover Road, Folkestone, CT20 1QF

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MEOPHAM Village Hall

Wrotham Road, DA13 0AT

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Riverside Children’s Centre (Gravesend)

Dickens Road, Gravesend, DA12 2JY

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Knockhall Children’s Centre

Abbey Road, Greenhithe, DA9 9HD

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Kingshill Community Centre

70 Gibson Drive, Kingshill, West Malling, ME10 4LG

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Swanley Children’s Centre

Northview, Swanley, BR8 7BT

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The Ark Children’s Centre

Broadwater Lane, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5RP

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St Mary’s Children’s Centre

2 Orchard Place, Faversham, ME13 8AP

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Callis Grange Children’s Centre

Beacon Road, Broadstairs, CT10 3DG

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Garlinge Children’s Centre

Garlinge Infant School, Caxton Road, Margate, CT9 5NR

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Buckland Children’s Centre

The Linces Children’s Centre, St Nicholas Church, Dover, CT16 2BN

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Hawkinge Children’s Centre

11 Canterbury Road, Hawkinge, CT18 7BS

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Riverside Children’s Centre (Canterbury)

Kingsmead Road, Canterbury, CT2 7PH

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Shorne Surgery

Crown Lane, DA12 3DY

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Little Gems Chlildren’s Centre

High Street, Northfleet, DA11 9HB

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Little Pebbles Children’s Centre

Ordnance Road, Gravesend, DA12 2RL

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Dartford East Health Centre

Pilgrims Way, Dartford, DA1 1QY

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Temple Hill Children’s Centre

St Edmunds Road, Dartford, DA1 5ND

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South Tonbridge Children’s Centre

Tonbridge Youth Hub, Avebury Avenue, TN9 1TG

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Westerham Hall Community

Quebec Avenue, London Road, TN16 1BG

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Spring House Children House

Hospital Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 3PT

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Woodlands Health Centre

Paddock Wood, TN12 6AX

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Salvation Army Maidstone

74 - 80 Union Street, Maidstone, ME14 1ED

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Headcorn Village Hall

Church Walk, Headcorn, TN27 9NR

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Westborough Children’s Centre

Green Way, Maidstone, ME16 8TL

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Milton Court Children’s Centre

Brewery Road, Sittingbourne, ME10 2EE

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Alysham Baptist Church

6 Dorman Ave S, Aylesham, Canterbury, CT3 3AD

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Blossom Children’s Centre

The Downs Primary School, Downs Road, Walmer, Deal, CT14 7TL

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Hythe Youth Hub

Cinque Ports Avenue, Hythe, CT21 6HS

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Caterpillars Children’s Centre

Chart Road, Folkestone, CT19 4PN

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Thanington Community Resource Centre

Thanington Road, Canterbury, CT1 3XE

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Joy Lane Children’s Centre

Joy Lane Primary School, Joy Lane, CT5 4LT

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Istead Rise Community Centre

Worcester Close, Istead Rise, Gravesend, DA13 9LB

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Bright Futures Children’s Centre

Packham Road, Gravesend, DA11 7JF

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New Ash Green Children Centre

Meadow Lane, Longfield, DA3 8JH

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Hope Church Mill Lane

128 Seal Road, Sevenoaks, TN14 5AX

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Burham Children Centre

Bell Lane, Burham, ME1 3SY

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Snodland Youth and Children’s Centre

Malling Road, Snodland, ME6 5NQ

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Hawkhurst Baptish Church

Western Road, Hawkhurst, TN18 4BT

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Southborough Children’s Centre

Broomhill Park Road, Southborough, TN4 0JY

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The Little Forest Children’s Centre

Friars Way, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 3UA

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Glebe Medical Centre

Church Road, Harrietsham, ME17 1AP

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Seashells Children Centre

Rose Street, Sheerness, ME12 1AW

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Priory Children’s Centre

Cannon Road, Ramsgate, CT11 9SQ

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Lydd’Le Stars Children’s Centre

Lydd CP School, Skinner Road, Lydd, TN29 9HW

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Chartham Village Hall

Chartham Toddler Group, Chartham Village Hall, Station Road, Canterbury, CT4 7JA

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Poppy Children’s Centre

Parklife, Kings Road, Herne Bay, CT6 5RG

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Little Explorers Children’s Centre

Recreation Ground Road, Tenterden, TN30 6RA

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Brent Children’s Centre

Overy Street, Dartford, DA1 1UP

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Swanscombe Children’s Centre

Keary Road, Swanscombe, DA10 0BU

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Woodlands Children’s Centre

Chapman Way, East Malling, ME19 6SD

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Harmony Children’s Centre

St Paul’s Primary School, High Street, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 8RZ

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Paddock Wood Children’s Centre

Wesley Centre, Commercial, TN12 6DS

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Meadows Children’s Centre

Furfield Close Parkwood Maidstone, ME15 9JR

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Marden Children’s Centre

School House Goudhurst Road, Marden, Tonbridge, TN12 9JX

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Eastborough Children’s Centre

Vinters Road, Maidstone, ME14 5DX

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Woodgrove Children’s Centre

Johnson Road, Sittingbourne, ME10 1JS

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Birchington Children’s Centre

Park Lane, Birchington, CT7 0AS

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Newington Children’s Centre

Princess Margaret Avenue, Ramsgate, CT12 6HX

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Sunflower Children’s Centre

Adelaide Road, Eythorne, Dover, CT15 4AN

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The Village Children’s Centre

Denmark Street, Folkestone, CT19 6EQ

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New Romney Children’s Centre

Craythorne Lane, New Romney, TN28 8BL

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Little Hands Children’s Centre

Wincheap Primary School, Hollowmede, Canterbury, CT1 3SD

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Waterside Children’s Centre

Turner Close, Willesborough, Ashford, TN24 0PD

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Bluebells Children’s Centre

School Road, Hothfield, Ashford, TN26 1HA

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Willow Centre Children’s Centre

Recreation Ground Road, Tenterden, TN30 6RA

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Suresteps Children’s Centre the Phoenix Community School

Belmont Road, Kennington, Ashford, TN24 9LS

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Ray Allen Children’s Centre

Stanhope Road, Ashford, TN23 5RN

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Dartford West Health Centre

Tower Road, Dartford DA1 2HA
  • Sexual health

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Cranbrook Community Health Centre

01580 713032 Jockey Lane, Cranbrook, Kent TN17 3JN
  • Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Service

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Deal Community Clinic

01304 865400 Bowling Green Lane, Deal, Kent CT14 9UF
  • Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Service
  • Sexual health

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Dover Health Centre

01304 865500 Maison Dieu Road, Dover, Kent CT16 1RH
  • Adult Community Speech and Language Therapy
  • Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Service
  • Sexual health

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Millmead Sure Start Centre

01843 280555 Dane Valley Road, Margate, Kent CT9 3RU
  • Adult Community Speech and Language Therapy

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Your comments

May 2018

Each time I have called the service, the team has been incredibly responsive and supportive. My calls have always been returned promptly if the team was not immediately available and the advice imparted has been extremely helpful and pragmatic. I have had several anxieties along the way such as putting our son in nursery at 7 months, how to transition him from breast to bottle etc etc and the advice at each stage has been so useful.

In a world where there is so much contradictory information on the internet, it is so reassuring to know that a team of professionals is on hand that have first-hand experience of your issues.

I just wanted to thank you all for the support and reassurance that you have given me as a new mum with no immediate family on hand to call upon. I’d be lost without you!