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

ESOL+ for pregnancy

Course

28/06/2017
10am-12 noon

Mortimer House Children’s Centre, 20 Mortimer Avenue, Bradford Moor, BD3 7EY

  • Expectant parents
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Better Start Imagine - storytelling session

Community Event

28/06/2017
9.30-10.30am

Laisterdyke Library

  • Families with under-fours
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ESOL+ for pregnancy

Course

29/06/2017
1pm-3pm

St John's Bowling Hub, Neville Road, BD4 8TU

  • Expectant parents
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BD5 workers' lunch

Workshop

04/07/2017
11.30am - 1pm

Mayfield Centre, Broadway Avenue, BD5 9NP

  • Anyone working with families
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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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Rashida Latif

BD3

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Christy Bischoff

BD5

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Melanie Astin

BD4

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Nahed Akhtar

BD3

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Gwen Balson

BD3

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Mumtaz Elahi

BD3

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Nasreen Khan

BD5

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Nasim Qureshi

BD3

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Vipin Joshi

BD5

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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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