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Learning together

Learning together about early childhood

Our Learning Together initiative includes events, training and forums to share research, information and inspiration. These opportunities are open to all those working with families with under-4s or expecting babies, as well as community leaders and families who want to learn more to make a difference in our part of Bradford.


Our Learning Together aims

  • We want to help develop a confident, capable, skilled workforce of practitioners and volunteers working with families, focused on meeting the needs of our children.
  • We believe in the importance of building strong relationships between families and the people supporting them, so we’re working to encourage this.
  • We want to ensure our local workforce is supported, to help them develop their skills and knowledge, and so they have a voice in developing great services.
  • We believe in bringing people together, to learn together, learn from each other, and help us speak the same language and develop effective ways to work together.

Shared learning events

Our shared learning events provide networking and learning opportunities, where we come together as the Better Start Bradford family and hear about research, policy and practice developments. They are for any frontline staff, volunteers and community leaders in the Better Start Bradford area, working with families with children under four, including through pregnancy.

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Presentations and insights from past events

Browse speakers, powerpoints and materials from our past shared learning events

See past events

Knowledge cafés

Our knowledge cafés are informal bitesize meetings or workshops, examining hot topics relevant to Bradford and its children. They provide a great place to network, make connections, engage in open and creative conversation, share insights, and gain a deeper understanding.

Cross-site events

The five ‘A Better Start’ sites come together regularly to run cross-site learning events, looking at latest research and good practice related to each of our key outcomes for supporting children: social and emotional development, health and nutrition, and language and communication. An overview of all the events so far and downloadable presentations can be found in the ‘Learning and development events’ section on this page on the A Better Start website.

Share your ideas and knowledge

Aside from coming along to our events to engage in discussion, could you work with us to help share ideas and knowledge? If you have ideas for our events, or think you could help to organise or speak at one, please get in touch.

Tools, resources and info

“Our Learning Together initiative is all about bringing professionals, volunteers and parents together to ensure we're doing the best we can for families in Bradford and beyond.”

Zakra Yasin, Workforce Development Manager, says: