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Right Start

The service supports families with children from pregnancy until they are five years old.

It is delivered by Bridgewater Community Healthcare.

The service provides a range of support from Right Start practitioners such as health visitors, community nurses and early years staff. These specialists will work closely with other Right Start partners such as midwives, GPs, school nurses, early years settings and schools.

Using Right Start services gives you the chance to talk to Right Start practitioners at different stages of your child’s development.

Through the Right Start team your family can access:

  • Health advice
  • Play and early learning
  • Parenting advice and support

Right Start helps you to:

  • Play a lead role in identifying your child’s developmental needs.
  • Easily contact practitioners at key stages in your child’s development.
  • Have a clear understanding of your how well your child is progressing, and if any extra help is needed
  • Find out about services for you and your child relevant to your needs (breastfeeding and weaning, speaking and listening, playing, learning and behaviour.)

Right start teams:

  • Work together with every child and family providing a range services in your own home, children’s centre or other local community venue.
  • Work together to ensure children and families who may benefit from additional support get the best help and services delivered by the right people at the right time.
  • Work together with early years settings and schools to support your child’s transition into early education and childcare.
  • Work in partnership with other services to provide family support.

To make sure your family is getting the best Right Start service, we need to share your information with other Right Start team members. Only team members involved with your family will be able to see this information.

Information about you, your child or family will not be passed on to anyone else without your prior consent, unless there is risk of harm to a child or vulnerable adult; or when we are requested to assist in a serious crime investigation.

Let us know what you think

The Right Start service is your service and we need your feedback to help us to continually improve. If you have a comment, compliment, concern or complaint, please contact your local children’s centre or your named health visitor.


To find out more about the Right Start service talk to your local children’s centre