Self Weigh Station - Silver Birches Family Centre - 28/10/2020

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Silver Birches Family Centre

Park Road


SG12 0AW

United Kingdom

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An opportunity to check your baby’s weight as well as talk to Perinatal staff from the Family Support Service.

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An opportunity to check your baby’s weight as well as talk to Perinatal 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/concerns please ring 0300 123 7572 (Choose Option 2 then Option 1) 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 booking 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 attend your appointment 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 no more than 5 minutes ahead of your 15 minute appointment time and wait outside for staff to greet you. To help us maintain social distancing we ask that you keep to your appointment time . You will not be allowed to keep your appointment if you are more than 5 minutes late. Thank you for your understanding.

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

How to self-weigh your baby:

How to plot your baby’s weight in the Red Book:

Please remember to bring a pen and paper so you can note down your baby's weight before transferring this information into your red book.

Venue instructions:

The centre is situated on the ground of St Catherine’s School. There is no parking on the school grounds. If you turn right at the entrance of the school, there are free parking bays in front of green gates where you can park.

Then walk back on yourself to the large green gates and press the children’s centre buzzer. A member of the centre will answer the intercom and open the pedestrian gate automatically on your right. Silver Birches Family Centre is the building on your right. We do have two spaces on the school site for disabled users.

To gain access to these spaces, please drive to gates and press the children's centre buzzer. A member of staff will open the large gates away from you and the two spaces will be on your right next to the centre. Silver Birches is situated on the left handside of St Catherine's Primary School. You will need to press the buzzer and a member of staff will unlock the door. All buggies will need to be stored in the buggy shelter on the left handside as you enter the garden.

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