What we do
We are a voluntary programme for young first time mothers (and their partners), aged 19 years or under. Our specially-trained nurses provide regular home visits, from early pregnancy until your child is aged two. FNP uses methods on attachment, relationships and self-efficacy. Your family nurse will build a trusting and supportive relationship with you and your family, they will guide you so that you will be able to adopt healthier lifestyles for yourself and your baby, provide good care for your baby and toddler, and plan your future.
Your family nurse will help you:
- increase your chances of a healthy pregnancy
- improve your child's development
- build a positive relationship with your baby and others
- plan for the future
- make lifestyle choices that gives your child the best possible start in life
- achieve your aspirations such as finding a job or returning to education
We hope to be able to give everyone a place on the programme, however, if the programme is full you will be supported by other services and your midwife will help with this.
Family Nurse Partnership visits begin before your baby is born, they are weekly for the first six weeks after your baby's birth, and then fortnightly until 21 months. Monthly visits continue until your child is 2 years old.
It’s all voluntary and if there is something you don't want to talk about in a meeting just let your family nurse know. Together you will decide what to cover in each visit and your family nurse is always available to talk through any concerns you have in-between visits.
Dads or partners are welcome to join in if the mum would like them to. You don't have to be in a relationship for dads to attend.
Contact and location
312 Charter Avenue, Tile Hill, Coventry, CV4 8DA
Tel: +44 (0)2475 189190
Information and related links
Information for pregnancy:
- Help with managing your money before, during and after the birth of your baby from the Money Advice Service
- What you must consider if you have any new or expectant mothers in your workplace
- The Lullaby Trust guide to essential things you can do, or avoid doing, to help lower the chance of SIDS
- Information about handling your baby with care from the NSPCC
- Information about staying active in pregnancy
- Healthy Start Application Form - if you're pregnant or have a young child under four you could get Healthy Start vouchers
- Information on being vaccinated against whooping cough during pregnancy
Information for infancy:
- Information on how to bottle feed your baby
- NHS Start4Life
- A guide to immunisations up to 13 months of age
- ROSPA car seat website - a properly fitted child car seat will help to prevent your child from being thrown about inside the vehicle, or ejected from it, if there is a crash
Information for toddlerhood:
- The Care to Learn scheme - can help with childcare costs while you study