Startwell & Healthy Start Vitamins

Startwell lead on the vitamins project for Birmingham Forward Steps.

The Startwell programme offers Early Years settings and Children Centre’s the opportunity to work towards and achieve the Startwell Award which has been designed to improve the knowledge, skills and confidence of Early Years Professionals in healthy eating, physical activity and oral health, to create a healthier environment for our children and families.

Startwell uses characters to promote 8 key healthy lifestyle messages, these are:

Fay 5 a day

Active Azra

2 Snacks Max

180 Katie

Micky Me Size

Sammy Skills

Smiley Shen

The Healthy Start Vitamins are FREE in Birmingham. The Vitamins are:

For children under 4 years old

For pregnant women from the start of their pregnancy until their child is 12 months old

FREE for all pregnant women and children up to 12 months old who are registered with a Birmingham GP

For more information please visit:

Please see the list below of Healthy Start Vitamin D Tablets and Drops Distribution Sites or you can download the list here:

Site Name Address1 Address2 Address3 Postcode
Anthony Road Children’s Centre 80 Anthony Road Bordesley Green Birmingham B8 3AA
Balsall Heath Childrens Centre 10  Malvern Street Balsall Heath Birmingham B12 8NJ
Bertram Childrens Centre 6 Bertram Road Small Heath Birmingham B10 9QP
Bordesley Green East Children’s Centre 358 Bordesley Green East Stechford Birmingham B33 8QB
Brearley / Teviot Childrens Centre Brearley Street Newtown Birmingham B19 3XJ
Castle Vale Children’s Centre Yatesbury Avenue Castle Vale Birmingham B35 6DU
GBNFC Childrens Centre 213 Trittiford Road   Birmingham B13 0ET
Doddington Green Childrens Centre 28 Doddington Grove Quinton Birmingham B32 4EL
Health Plus Pharmacy 221 Aston Lane Perry Barr Birmingham B20 3HY
Erdington Hall Childrens Centre Ryland Road Erdington Birmingham B24 8JJ
Featherstone’ Chidren’s Centre 29 Highcroft Road Erdington Birmingham B23 6AU
Fox Hollies Children’s Centre 419 Fox Hollies Road Acocks Green Birmingham B27 7QA
Frankley Plus Childrens Centre 131 New Street Rubery Birmingham B45 0 EU
Holland House Childrens Centre Holland Road Sutton Coldfield Birmingham B72 1RE
Kitt’s Green  Children’s Centre 45 Ripool Road Kitts Green Birmingham B33 9RB
Ladywood Childrens Centre 9 Plough and Harrow Poad Ladywood Birmingham B16 8UR
Lakeside Childrens Centre Lakes Road Erdington Birmingham B23 7UH
Lillian De Lissa & Begravia Childrens Centre Bellevue Edgbaston Birmingham B5 7LX
Lime Tree Childrens Centre Heathfield Road Heathfield Birmingham B19 1HY
Medichem Pharmacy 51 Prestbury Road Aston Birmingham B6 6QN
Rookery Childrens Centre off Rookery Road Handsworth   Birmingham B21 9PY
Soho Childrens Centre 21 Louise Road   Birmingham B21 ORY
Sparkbrook Childrens Centre 6 Braithwaite Road Sparkbrook Birmingham B11 1LB
St Thomas Childrens Centre The St. Thomas Centre/Bell Barn Rd   Birmingham B15 2AF
Tame Valley Childrens Centre Chillinghome Road   Birmingham B36 8QJ
The Muath Trust Childrens Centre Bordesley Centre Stratford Road Birmingham B11 1AR
The Springfield Centre Springfield Rd   Birmingham B13 9NY
Wychall Childrens Centre Middle Field Rd   Birmingham B31 3EH
Alum Rock Medical Centre 27-29 Highfield Road Alum Rock Birmingham B8 3QD
Cotterills Lane Surgery 75/77 Cotterills Lane Alum Rock Birmingham B8 3RZ
Summerfield Primary Care Centre 134 Heath Street Winson Green Birmingham B18 7AL
Tower Hill Medical Practice 433 Walsall Rd   Birmingham B42 1BT
Weather oak Medical Centre 35 Warwick Road Sparkhill Birmingham B11 4RA
Oscott and Perry Barr HV Teams Tower Hill Partnership Medical Practice 435 Walsall Road Birmingham B42 1BT
Bordesley Green HV Team Yardley Green Medical Centre 73 Yardley Green Road  Birmingham B9 5PU
Aston and Nechells HV Teams Aston Health Centre 175 Trinity Road Birmingham B6 6JA
Ladywood HV Team Attwood Green Health Centre 30 Bath Row Birmingham B15 1LZ
Bartley Green HV Team Bartley Green Health Centre 71 Romsley Road Birmingham B32 3PR
Brandwood HV Team Broadmeadow Health Centre Keynell Covert Birmingham B30 3QT
Tyburn HV Team 70 Tangmere Drive Castle Vale Birmingham B35 7QX
Bournville and Selly Oak HV Teams Charlotte Road Health Centre 45 Charlotte Road Birmingham B30 2BT
Kingstanding HV Team The Dove Primary Care Centre 60 Dovedale Road Birmingham B23 5DD
Lozells and Handsworh Wood HV Teams 2 Finch Road Lozells Birmingham B19 1HS
Sutton Four Oaks HV Team Walmley Health Centre 8a Walmley Road Birmingham B76 1QN
Hall Green and Springfield HV Teams Hall Green Health 979 Stratford Road Birmingham B28 8BG
Acocks Green and South Yardley HV Teams Harvey Road Health Centre 1 Harvey Road Birmingham B26 1TH
Hodge Hill and Shard End Teams Kitts Green Childrens Centre 45 Ridpool Road Birmingham B33 9RB
Sutton Trinity and Sutton Vesey HV Teams Sutton Cottage Hospital 27a Birmingham Road Birmingham B72 1QH
Northfield and Weoley HV Teams Northfield Health Centre 15 St Heliers Road Birmingham B31 1QT
Erdington and Stockland Green HV Teams Featherstone Children’s Centre 29 Highcroft Road Birmingham B23 8BD
Edgbaston, Harborne and Quinton HV Teams Quinton Lane Care Centre 27 Quinton Lane Birmingham B32 2TR
Sheldon and Stechford HV Teams Richmond Primary Care Centre 299 Bordesley Green East Birmingham B33 8TA
Washwood Heath HV Team Washwood Heath Health & Wellbeing Centre Clodeshall Road Birmingham B8 3SW
Soho HV Team Soho Children’s Centre 21 Louise Road Birmingham B21 0RY
Moseley and Sparkbrook HV Teams Sparkbrook Community and Health Centre 34 Grantham Road Birmingham B11 1LU
Billesley HV Team GBNFC Children’s Centre 213 Trittiford Road Birmingham B13 0ET
Asda – One stop Walsall Road 2 Walsall Road Perry Barr Birmingham B42 1AA
Balsall Heath Pharmacy 1 Edward Road   Birmingham B12 9LP
Gill Pharmacy 341 Rookery Road   Birmingham B21 9PP
Heath Plus Pharmacy 219-221 Aston Lane   Birmingham B20 3HY
Hustans Pharmacy 366 Green Lane   Birmingham B9 5DT
Lloyds Pharmancy 221 Soho Rd   Birmingham B21 9RY
Masters Pharmacy 741A Stratford Road   Birmingham B11 4DG
Medicare Dispensing Chemist 676 Coventry Road   Birmingham B10 0UU
Morrisons Pharmacy  Rubery Birmingham Great Park Rubery Birmingham B45 9NY
Saydon Pharmacy Small Heath 408 Coventry Road   Birmingham B10 0UF
Shah Pharmacy Sparkhill 491 Stratford Road   Birmingham B11 4LE
Sirpal Pharmacy 274-276 Ladypool Road   Birmingham B12 8JU
Stag Pharmacy 230 Stoney Lane   Birmingham B12 8AN
Tesco Pharmacy – New Oscott 11 Princess Alice Drive   Sutton Coldfield B73 6RB
Walkers Pharmacy 377 Queslett Road   Birmingham B43 7HB
Birmingham Womens Hospital (Boots) Mindelsohn Way Edgbaston  Birmingham B15 2TG
Greet Midwifery Team Greet Medical Centre 50 Percy Road Birmingham B11 3ND
Quinton Lane Midwifery QUINTON LANE HEALTH CENTRE 27 QUINTON LANE Birmingham B32 2TR