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Early Years Support

Health visiting for children under 5 years

Support available from a health visitor
  • antenatal contact (from 28 weeks onwards)
  • new birth review (10 to 14 days after your baby is born)
  • 6 to 8 week maternal mood review (contact at well child clinic)
  • 1 year health review
  • 2 year ASQ health review
To arrange an appointment or to book your child's 1 or 2 year review, call 020 8973 3490 or email hrch.hvadminhub@nhs.net.

Early Years SEN Team

The Early Years SEN Team consists of Early Years SEN Advisory Teachers and Early Years SEN Specialist Practitioners. We work directly with early years providers (private, voluntary, and independent) within the London Borough of Hounslow.

Who the service is for:
The team works with Ofsted registered early years providers to help develop quality inclusive provision and to support the inclusion of children from 0 - 5 years with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND). Please note we do not work directly with parents and/or the child.
How to access the service:
Each early years setting has an allocated Early Years SEN Advisory Teacher who is the main point of contact for the setting SENCO. They are available to offer advice and support on any matters relating to inclusion and/or SEND.
Each Childminder has an allocated Early Years SEN Specialist Practitioner who is their first point of contact for any matters relating to inclusion and/or SEND.
What support we provide:
We fulfil the remit of the Area SENCO role (SEND Code of Practice 0 – 25 years: January 2015 page 89-90) Which includes:

  • Providing advice and practical support about approaches to identification, assessment and intervention
  • Providing guidance and advice to setting SENCOs to ensure arrangements are in place to support children with SEND within their provision
  • Promoting links between the setting, parent, health services and schools
  • Providing training to early years practitioners to develop good inclusive practice
  • Promoting effective transitions from early years settings to school nursery and reception classes
  • Supporting in the development of quality inclusive environments and practice
  • Signposting to services on the Local Offer

Contact information: Email: eysenteam@hounslow.gov.uk

Family Nurse Partnership logo
A home visiting programme for first-time young mums aged 19 and under.

A family nurse can visit you to help you have a healthy pregnancy and enjoy being the best mum you can. They will help you understand all about your pregnancy and how to care well for yourself and your baby. Your nurse will visit you during your pregnancy and then after the birth until your child is two years old.
To make a referral or find out more call 020 3771 6060, email hrch.familynursepartnership@nhs.net

Oral Health

NHS dental treatment is free for children and young people under 18 and people who meet certain criteria.


Infants should:
  • start seeing a dentist as soon after their first teeth appear
  • Visit your dentist regularly
  • Brush teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste - Fluoride helps to strengthen and protect teeth
  • Cut down on sugary foods and drink

Speech and language therapy for young people

Support for children and young people aged 0 to 19 years who experience difficulties with:

  • speech 
  • language
  • communication
  • swallowing
The young person can get the following services so they can develop their independence as much as possible.

  • assessment, diagnosis, therapy and management of disorders 
  • training and advice for parents, carers and professionals
  • access to professionals and voluntary organisations
The service is available for children who are registered with any Hounslow GP, or one of these three Ealing GPs:
  • Dr Mangat, The Surgery, 3-5 Cecil Road, Hounslow. TW3 1NU
  • Dr Htoo, MWH Practice, 1 Vincent Road, Hounslow, TW4 7LH
  • Dr Sandhu, 48 Berkeley Avenue, Cranford, TW4 6LA
Telephone 0808 973 3480 to discuss how to refer a child to us. Once a referral is accepted, a therapist can see the child within six weeks.