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Self Weigh Station, Beechfield Family Centre

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To ensure the safety of staff and families we are introducing new bookable 15 minute slots to weigh your baby in our centres.

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An opportunity to check your baby’s weight as well as talk to Early Start staff from the Family Support Service on a variety of health promotions and parenting support topics.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health recommend weighing your baby /toddler at specific times by the time your child is 2.5 years.

Please access the Family Centre self-weigh stations to check your baby’s progress at 16 weeks, 20 weeks, 8 months and 12 months.

If you have any queries or concerns please ring 0300 123 7572 to speak to a Health Visitor.

We have important measures in place to protect you and our staff from COVID-19. Please read these measures below carefully before attending an appointment;

• Only one parent, or adult with parental responsibility, will be permitted to attend with your child

• Following recent NHS guidance, to help stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), please wear a face covering over your nose and mouth when you attend your appointment (children under 3 years old are exempt i.e. children under 3 don’t have to wear one)

• Staff will show you into the building maintaining social distancing at all times

• You and your child will be asked to wash your hands on entering the building, if soap and water are not available hand sanitiser will be used instead

• Please ensure that you and your baby are well on the day of the appointment/please do not attend if you or your baby are unwell

• Please do not bring your baby in for weighing if you, your baby or someone in your household, has symptoms of COVID-19 (new continuous cough and/or high temperature and/or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell)

• Do not bring in your child if anyone in your household is in a 14 day isolation period or anyone in your household develops symptoms between making the appointment and the day of attendance.

• We suggest that you arrive 5 or 10 minutes ahead of your 15 minute appointment time. If you arrive in a car please stay in your car and we will ring you when we’re ready for your appointment to start. Please note that you may be called from a withheld number or a number which you don’t recognise. We need your mobile number when you arrive to let you know that it’s safe to come in. If you would like to know more about how we your handle your personal information please ask to see our Privacy Policy.

• If you’re arriving by bus or walking to the centre please wait in the designated, taped off area when you arrive

• For your safety, we are staggering the times of appointments to ensure that there will only ever be 2 families accessing the Self Weigh Stations at the same time

• Please remember to adhere to the 2 metre social distancing rule at all times

Please book your 15 minute appointment for weighing your baby below. To help us maintain social distancing we ask that you keep to your appointment time, you will not be allowed to attend your booked appointment if you are more than 5 minutes late.

Thank you for your understanding.

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