Advice For Parents
Family Nursing and Home Care (FNHC) work closely with parents and carers in Jersey to help provide care and reassurance.
We hope you find this section useful if you are looking for information about your baby or child and how we can help you.
Our expert health visitors are a key point of contact for mums and dads after the birth of their baby.
We offer daily child health clinics across the island.
During Coronavirus, we created a Virtual Child Health Clinic to replace the health clinics which parents would normally visit, which are run by the Organisation’s Health Visitors, and provide advice and reassurance for parents in Jersey.
We are now pleased to be able to offer normal services again.
We know it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured.
Remember, that health professionals, GPs and the Jersey General Hospital are still providing the same safe care that they have always done, while the situation with Coronavirus continues. Here is some advice to help
If your child is seriously unwell, you must take them to the Hospital’s Emergency Department or phone 999 in an emergency for an ambulance.
The out of hours GP can be contacted via the Hospital Switchboard on (01534) 442000
- Baby Steps
Baby Steps is a free, fun, informative and structured antenatal and early postnatal programme for expectant mums and their partners.
The programme consists of 6 antenatal sessions and 3 postnatal sessions.
It is provided by the Baby Steps Team here Family Nursing and Home Care and is delivered by experienced Health Visitors, Midwives and skilled facilitators.
What the Baby Steps programme covers:
The programme will give you lots of interactive opportunities to prepare for a new life with your baby, enhance your transition to parenthood, learn all the up to date research and make some friends along the way.
We cover a wide range of topics such as:
- physical and brain development of your unborn baby
- changes for you and your partner (relationship, physical, emotional, lifestyle)
- health and wellbeing
- labour and birth
- feeding your baby
- practical care of your baby
- emotional aspects of becoming parents
- interacting with baby in the early days
- hand and footprint painting with the babies on your return to the postnatal sessions
Find out more:
Email the team on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call the team via FNHC Reception on (01534) 443600