Investing in the futures of our children

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Families: get involved

Families: get involved

All parents want to do the best for their children, but sometimes they don’t get the support and information they need, when they need it. By working and learning together, families can be empowered to create positive change, so we give all our children the best possible start in life.

All children are important, but their first four years (pregnancy to fourth birthday) are really critical, because their brain develops so quickly in this time. By ensuring good social and emotional development, health and nutrition, and communication, we can give children the best chances of a prosperous, healthy, happy life.

Events and courses for you

Better Start Imagine - storytelling session

Community Event

18/10/2017
9.30-10.30am

Laisterdyke Library

  • Families with under-fours
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Welcome to the World antenatal course

Course

19/10/2017
1-3pm

Burnett Fields Children's Centre, 42 Greaves Street, BD5 7PE

  • Expectant parents
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HENRY healthy start in childcare

Course

19/10/2017
9am-4.30pm

Central Bradford location

  • Professionals
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Better Start Imagine - storytelling session

Community Event

25/10/2017
9.30-10.30am

Laisterdyke Library

  • Families with under-fours
Find out more

Activity ideas, tips and advice

Our activity ideas, tips and advice are especially for pregnant parents and families with children under four. They help parents and children come together, have fun, bond, and learn about social and emotional development, health and nutrition, and communication and language development.

See our family ideas and activities

Keep in touch

We’re keen to keep you up-to-date with what we’re doing, and hear your views.

Meet our community board members

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Vipin Joshi

BD5

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Rashida Latif

BD3

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Christy Bischoff

BD5

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Nasim Qureshi

BD3

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Nahed Akhtar

BD3

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Nasreen Khan

BD5

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Nisrein Shabsogh

BD3

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Shaza Omer

BD4

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Shaheen Khan

BD3 & BD4

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Gwen Balson

BD3

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Mumtaz Elahi

BD3

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Shaista heard about Better Start Bradford through activities at her local children’s centre. She’s now signing up for Welcome to the World courses.

Shaista says: “After chatting to other mums and hearing their stories, I thought “It’s not only me!” - it was such a relief to hear others’ experiences and challenges, and for someone to listen to me. We could talk about everything and everyone was so supportive.”

Families in our area describe their hopes:

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