Calderdale Update

The latest edition of the Locala Calderdale Update has been issued to schools and GPs.

You can find a copy here. The Autumn Term edition includes information on

  • An overview of the Health Visiting Offer
  • Getting Ready for Baby Classes
  • Well Baby Clinics
  • Weaning Groups
  • Breastfeeding peer support
  • School nursing
  • Public Health campaigns

Calderdale newsletter – FINAL – Autumn 2018

Influencing healthy eating habits through early years settings

New example menus and recipes have been published to help early years providers plan healthy, tasty meals for young children.

The resources have been jointly developed by the Department for Education, the Department of Health and Public Health England, with advice from a panel of early years and nutrition experts including the British Nutrition Foundation.This series of example menus and associated guidance has been developed to support early years settings (such as nurseries and childminders) to offer food and drink in line with current government dietary recommendations for infants and children aged 6 months to 4 years.  The documents include example menus and useful information for early years settings to help show how they can meet the Early Years Foundation Stage welfare requirement to provide ‘healthy, balanced and nutritious’ meals for children.


New clinic locations for Lower Valley

Monday am Tuesday am Weds am Thurs am Fri
Stainland Road (GP)GREETLAND 10.30-12.00 Elland CC ELLAND 09.00-11.00(Tiny Treasures CC activity) Wellholme CC BRIGHOUSE 09.30-11.30(Tiny Treasures CC activity)
Monday pm Tuesday pm Weds pm Thurs pm Fri
Shelf Clinic (GP) 1st & 3rd of the month SHELF  13.30-14.30 (CARITAS) Field Lane Children’s Centre RASTRICK  (Tiny Treasures CC activity)13.30-15.00

Northowram and Shelf Children’s Centre NORTHOWRAM 13.00-15.00

Whinney Hill Community Centre LYDGATE 12.30-14.00(Messy Monkeys Wellholme CC activity     09.15-10.45





Health visiting team supports Childminder Conference

childminder conference

Health visitors from the Calderdale PHEYS team were out and about last weekend at a Childminder conference which was attended by both Childminders and early years workers in Calderdale – all around the theme of ‘Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds’.

The team promoted information on Vitamin D, the pharmacy minor ailments scheme and breastfeeding.

The minor ailments scheme particularly  prompted lots of interest – this is available for families to access treatment for minor ailments via their local pharmacy and is open to anyone who doesn’t normally have to pay for prescriptions from their GP – for example because they’re under 16, over 60 or on benefits.  This reduces GP appointment times and allows those most vulnerable to access treatments at the point of need without being financially disadvantaged.

Look out for the team at future events across the community.


Welcome to Healthy Early Years News.

Sit down with a brew and come and have a nosey at what is happening in Calderdale with the Healthy Early Years news.

If we find something of interest, we’ll share it with you here. You will even be able to catch up with a local Health Visitor or GP through our guest blog slot.

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