Child Health

Health For Kids

Health For Kids is a fantastic resource for health related subjects for children aged 4-11 years. Exciting activities to enjoy with your child, advice to support their development and lots of other fun stuff. Have a look in our Parents/Carers section and find out how you and your child can get most out of this site.


Childhood Immunisations

One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. It is the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases. You will be sent an appointment card from the local child health services to attend whichever surgery you normally attend.

Slapped Cheek Syndrome

Slapped cheek syndrome is a viral infection that’s most common in children, It usually causes a bright red rash to develop on the cheeks. Find out more

Chicken Pox

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point. Find out more


Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They’re particularly common in children. Find out more

Childhood Illnesses

Information about childhood illnesses from NHS North and East Herts CCG website. Find out more

Fever in Children

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children, a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5F) is a fever. Find out more

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that can affect young children. Find out more

Further information

From warts and measles to chickenpox and tonsillitis, find out how to recognise some of the most common childhood conditions NHS – Childhood Illness